FEBRUARY ASPIRANT IAS CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

Current Affairs Quiz – February 22, 2021
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With reference to the Thermo-electric effect, consider the following statements:

  1. It involves the process by which heat is transformed to electrical energy.
  2. Being a good conductor of electricity but a bad conductor of heat is important property for thermo-electric effect.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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The 'Yuelu Proclamation', is related to?

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Consider the following statements:

  1. The report 'Making Peace with Nature' is released by UNEP.
  2. The UNEP is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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Which of the following are correct about rainfall in Cherrapunji?

  1. It is caused by the orography favouring a monsoon wind regime.
  2. The changes in the Indian Ocean temperature have a huge effect on it.
  3. The decrease in vegetation cover and increase in the areas of cropland has caused decline in rainfall here.

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With reference to Indian WASH strategy, consider the following statements:

  1. WASH stands for the interrelated areas of Water and Sanitation.
  2. The Strategy has been developed by the World Health Organisation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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Current Affairs Quiz – February 24, 2021
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Consider the following statements about Black-necked crane:

  1. It is revered by the Mongpa community of Buddhists as the embodiment of the sixth Dalai Lama.
  2. In India, the bird is found in Ladakh region and in Arunachal Pradesh.
  3. It is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN red list.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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With reference to Mission Indradhanus

, which of the following statements are correct?

  1. It targets adolescents and pregnant women.
  2. It provides vaccination against 12 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases only.
  3. Vaccination against Japanese Encephalitis and Haemophilusinfluenzae type B is being provided in selected districts only.

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Consider the following statements about Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA):

  1. The scheme is implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power.
  2. Under this programme, the conventional street lights are aimed to be replaced with LEDs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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With reference to Gahirmatha, consider the following statements:

  1. It is the world’s largest nesting beach of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles.
  2. Gahirmatha is the only turtle sanctuary in Odisha.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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With reference to PagriSambhal Movement (1907), consider the following statements

  1. It was against the laws that would reduce farmers from owners to contractors of land
  2. The Bharat Mata Society established under this movement aimed to topple the colonial British government.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding Hydrogen technology.

  1. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and is lighter, energy dense and more efficient than burning petrol.
  2. Hydrogen fuel has near zero carbon footprint.
  3. Green hydrogen is hydrogen produced by splitting water by electrolysis

. 4. Hydrogen fuel is very safe because of very low explosion risk.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements.

  1. During the election period, the Election Commission of India (ECI) can order the government to observe election related guidelines.
  2. ECI can send Border Security Force (BSF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to states ahead of the Assembly elections to maintain law and order during the election campaign.
  3. When on election duty, government officers work under the control of the ECI and not the government.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements.

  1. Fog is a phenomenon of small droplets remaining suspended in the air.
  2. Western disturbances along the extreme northern India inhibits the development of fog over Delhi-Haryana-Punjab belt.
  3. Clear sky conditions accompanied by calm winds during the day allows the fog to persist for longer than normal duration.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding Droughts.

  1. Drought is the consequence of a natural reduction in the amount of precipitation over an extended period of time, usually a season or more in length.
  2. Drought is often associated with high winds, high temperatures and high relative humidity.
  3. Agricultural Drought occurs when available soil moisture is inadequate for healthy crop growth and cause extreme stress and wilting.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding Transfer payments.

  1. Transfer payments are receipts which the residents of a country receive ‘for free’.
  2. They consist of remittances, gifts and grants.
  3. They could be given by the government or by private citizens living abroad

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Current Affairs Quiz – February 25, 2021
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Consider the following statements about a Blank-Cheque-Company:

  1. It is a firm that is specifically set up with the objective of acquiring a firm in a particular sector
  2. It is also known as a shell company

 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC):

  1. It is a constitutional body that works to safeguard the interests of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Other Backward Castes (OBC) in India.
  2. All the members of the NCSC are appointed by the President of India.
  3. The 89th amendment to the constitution led to the formation of separate commissions for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Tribes. Which of the statements given above are correct?

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With reference to PM AtmanirbharSwasth Bharat scheme,

consider the following statements:

  1. This scheme was launched in the Union Budget 2021-22.
  2. It aims to develop capacities of the tertiary health care systems only in the aspirational districts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements:

  1. Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) enjoy greater access in the security market.
  2. The individual investors can also obtain QIB status

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements:

1.Hydrogen is abundantly found in nature in its pure form

2.Blue Hydrogen is generated from renewable energy by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding Alaknanda River.

  1. The Alaknanda rises in the Satopanth glacier.
  2. Alaknanda is met at Devprayag by the Dhauli Ganga.
  3. Nandakini, Pindar, Mandakini and Bhagirathi are the tributaries of Alaknanda River.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children Act) 2015.

  1. The Act allowed the trial of all juveniles in the age group of 16-18 years as adults.
  2. The Act streamlined adoption procedures for orphans, abandoned and surrendered children.
  3. Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) was given the status of a statutory body to enable it to perform its function more effectively.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following pairs:

  1. Grey hydrogen: Hydrogen generated from fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage options.
  2. Blue hydrogen: Hydrogen not produced from fossil fuels
  3. Green hydrogen: Hydrogen generated entirely from renewable power sources

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

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Consider the following statements:

  1. Stagflation is a situation in which the inflation rate is high and at the same time economic growth rate remains steadily high.
  2. Deflation refers to the decrease in the general price level of goods and services but inflation rate remains above zero.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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Among the following Acts, an Enforcement Directorate (ED) in India will be most concerned with:

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Current Affairs Quiz – February 26, 2021
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Consider the following statements:

  1. The President’s Rule is imposed on the advice of the Union Council of Ministers.
  2. A proclamation imposing President’s Rule must be approved by both the Houses of Parliament within six months from the date of its issue.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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With reference to the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), consider the following statements:

  1. It is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
  2. It is located in Hyderabad.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements about the empire of Vijayanagara:

  1. The empire was established by Harihara and Bukka of the Tuluva dynasty.
  2. The capital of Vijayanagar is a UNESCO world heritage site.
  3. The empire was stretched along river Krishna.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

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With reference to Buddhism, consider the following statements:

  1. In Varad Mudra the gesture of hand shows dispensing of boons.
  2. The Vajrayana phase is also known as tantric Buddhism.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements about the Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights:

  1. The rights are provided under the National Forest Policy, 1988.
  2. These rights can be claimed only over those forests that do not come under any protected areas.
  3. The Gram Sabha is responsible for determining the forest rights to be given to forest dwelling scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has been constituted under

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Which of the following developments may likely reduce the fiscal deficit?

  1. Increasing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  2. Providing budgetary support to public sector enterprises
  3. Waiving off farm loans.
  4. Austerity measures should be adopted.

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Consider the following statements.

  1. Adam’s Bridge separates Palk Bay from the Gulf of Mannar.
  2. The island of Rameswaram is linked to the Indian mainland by the Pamban Bridge.
  3. No Indian river flows into Palk strait.

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The PagriSambhalJatta Movement, during the British period is related to

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Consider the following statements.

  1. Hydrogen exists only combined with other elements, and has to be extracted from naturally occurring compounds like water.
  2. Hydrogen fuel must be transformed into electricity by a fuel cell before it can be used to power a car or truck.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Current Affairs Quiz – February 27, 2021
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With reference to the SarasAajeevikaMela 2021, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an initiative by the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
  2. It aims to provide a platform to rural women to showcase their skills and products.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements:

  1. Dissolved Oxygen (DO) is a measure of the amount of free oxygen available in river systems.
  2. The higher value of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) indicates low DO content of water.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding 'Genetically Modified Crops':

  1. It is a plant breeding process that involves crossing of species of the same genus to provide the offspring of desired traits.
  2. DMH-11 mustard is the only Genetically Modified (GM) crop that is allowed in India. 3. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the apex body that allows for commercial release of GM crops.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

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Consider the following statements:

  1. Chilika Lake was designated the first Indian wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
  2. Chilika Lake is the largest salt-water lagoon of Asia.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements:

  1. The development of the Bhakti movement took place in the eleventh century in northern India
  2. Guru Ravidas was a devotee of lord Shiva.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding National Small Savings Fund (NSSF).

  1. All deposits under small savings schemes are credited to the ‘National Small Savings Fund’ (NSSF).
  2. Some part of deposits in the fund is invested in special Government securities as per the norms decided by RBI.
  3. The transactions through NSSF impact the fiscal deficit of the Centre directly.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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A SWIFT Code, sometime seen in the news, is related to

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Consider the following statements.

  1. Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) tracks countries’ efforts to combat climate change and is published annually by UNEP.
  2. UNFCCC can impose penalty if a country fails to meet Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Climate Pact.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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The Global Gender Gap Index, as part of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report, measures progress towards parity between men and women in which of these indicators?

  1. Educational attainment
  2. Health and survival
  3. Inter-generational distribution
  4. Political empowerment

Select the correct answer code:

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Consider the following statements regarding Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme.

  1. The scheme is expected to promote the production of high-value products in India and increase the value addition in exports.
  2. Under the scheme an incentive will be given on net incremental sales of goods manufactured in India.
  3. Pharmaceuticals and IT hardware sectors are included under the PLI scheme.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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MARCH ASPIRANT IAS CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 02, 2021
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Consider the following statements.

  1. Between 2015 and 2019, India’s trade with USA has increased continuously.
  2. Between 2015 and 2019, India’s trade with China has reduced continuously.
  3. In the year 2020, India’s trade with China was higher than India’s trade with USA.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Bond yield is the return an investor gets on that bond or on a particular government security. Which of the following factors affect the bond yield in India?

  1. Monetary policy of the Reserve Bank of India
  2. Fiscal position of the government
  3. Global markets
  4. Inflation in the economy

Select the correct answer code:

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Consider the following statements fuel prices in India.

  1. Taxes imposed by the Centre and states are a significant contributor to the price of petrol and diesel that consumers pay in India.
  2. The base price of the fuel is added with excise and cess levied by the Centre, VAT imposed by the states, and commission to the dealer.
  3. The base price of the fuel includes only the cost of refinery processing and margins.
  4. VAT on the fuel is imposed uniformly across all the states.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  1. IPCC is a joint initiative of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  2. IPCC was established to provide the public scientific information on climate change.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding India’s tax system.

  1. In the last 10 years, India’s Indirect tax-to-GDP ratio is lower that direct tax-to-GDP.
  2. The average share of direct tax in OECD countries is greater than that in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 03, 2021
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Consider the following statements regarding Earth Overshoot Day.

  1. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
  2. Earth Overshoot Day is hosted and calculated by UN Environment.
  3. In the last ten years, every year the overshoot date has been advancing compared to the previous year.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Washington Consensus, sometimes seen in news refers to

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Stressed Assets is a powerful indicator of the health of the banking system. It includes

  1. Non-performing Assets
  2. Restructured Loans
  3. Written off Assets

Select the correct answer code:

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Consider the following statements.

  1. Printing more money will always lead to Inflation.
  2. Evidence shows that, in India, higher GDP growth causes the ratio of debt-to-GDP to decline.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements.

  1. Interest rate growth rate differential (IRGD) is a key indicator of an economy’s long-run debt sustainability.
  2. When the cost of raising debt is higher than the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate, then public debt comes with low fiscal costs.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 04, 2021
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The FRBM Act contain an ‘escape clause’ under which Centre can exceed the annual fiscal deficit target on which of the following grounds?

  1. National security
  2. National calamity
  3. Collapse of agriculture
  4. Decline in real output growth of a quarter by at least three percentage points below the average of the previous four quarters.

Select the correct answer code:

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Which of the following are some of the main modes of seed dispersal?

  1. Gravity
  2. Wind
  3. Animals

Select the correct answer code:

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In India, deficit financing is usually resorted in order to

  1. Finance the revenue deficit component
  2. Undertake developmental expenditure
  3. Bridge the short-term Current Account Deficit (CAD)

Select the correct answer code:

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In budget documents, the term ‘fiscal prudence’ is often mentioned. What does it imply?

  1. Not taking any new government initiative to lower government costs
  2. Harmonization of monetary and fiscal targets
  3. Reducing debt to GDP ratio of the country

Select the correct answer code:

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Consider the following statements.

  1. Counter-cyclical fiscal policy becomes critical during an economic crisis.
  2. Counter-cyclical fiscal policy is the one wherein fiscal policy reinforces the business cycle by being expansionary (increase spending/reduce taxes) during good times and contractionary (reduce spending/increase taxes) during recessions.
  3. Pro-cyclical fiscal policy stabilizes the business cycle by being contractionary in good times and expansionary during recessions.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 05, 2021
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Arrange the following National Park and Wildlife Sanctuaries of India from South to North.

  1. Dudhwa
  2. Bandhvagarh
  3. Keibul Lamjao
  4. Simlipal

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Consider the following statements regarding pottery during Harappan civilisation.

  1. The pottery of the Harappan culture consisted of mainly wheel-made ware, turned in various shapes and sizes, but without any colours.
  2. They used various mortars and cements made of limestone, gypsum and mica.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Gross Domestic Capital Formation (GDCF), often seen in the Budget and Economic Surveys, essentially refers to

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Consider the following statements.

  1. In India, of the total public debt, more than 50 percent is held by the Centre.
  2. At present, the Government’s debt portfolio is characterized by very high foreign exchange risk.
  3. Floating rate debt of Central Government is less than 5 per cent of public debt

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding India’s public debt-to-GDP.

  1. India’s overall debt levels as a per cent of GDP is the lowest amongst the BRICS nations.
  2. India’s public debt and overall debt level has declined since 2003.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 6, 2021
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Under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) is mandated to

  1. Collect and collate intelligence related to organized wildlife crime activities and to disseminate the same to State and other enforcement agencies.
  2. Establish a centralized wildlife crime data bank.
  3. Assists and advises the Customs authorities in inspection of the consignments of flora & fauna.

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Consider the following statements regarding ‘eSanjeevani’.

  1. ‘eSanjeevani’, is a web-based comprehensive telemedicine solution that provides specialized healthcare services to masses in both rural areas and isolated communities.
  2. eSanjeevani can also be used to provide medical education to interns and people across various Common Service Centers (CSCs).
  3. It caters to numerous medical specialties like Radiology, Cardiology and Gynecology

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding Monetisation of assets.

  1. It involves creation of new sources of revenue by unlocking the value of underutilized public assets.
  2. The Government has launched Infrastructure Investment Trusts (lnvITs) as part of the brown field asset monetization strategy for augmenting infrastructure investment.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PM-JAY).

  1. Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya

Yojana (AB-PM-JAY) was launched in 2018 to provide healthcare access to the most vulnerable sections in the country.

  1. Beneficiaries were included based on the deprivation and occupational criteria from the

Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011 (SECC 2011) for rural and urban areas respectively.

  1. The scheme provides

for secondary and tertiary hospitalization through a network of public and empanelled private

healthcare providers.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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India’s external debt stock can increase because of an increase in

  1. Foreign Direct Investment
  2. External Commercial Borrowings
  3. Non-resident Indian Deposits

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 08, 2021
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Consider the following statements regarding Emperor Penguin.

  1. Emperor penguin is the shortest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica.
  2. It is the only penguin species that breeds during the Antarctic winter.
  3. Disappearing sea ice impacts Emperor Penguins directly, as the animals use it as a home base for their breeding season.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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India’s seed vault, to protect important genetic material in case of a major man-made or natural disaster, is located in

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Annual Financial Statement (AFS) includes

  1. Estimates of revenue and capital receipts
  2. Ways and means to raise the revenue
  3. Estimates of expenditure
  4. Introduction of new schemes/projects

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Consider the following statements.

  1. Net forex reserve with the RBI is part of the Reserve Money (RM) for the economy or the government
  2. India’s forex reserves was never greater than India’s total external debt (including that of the private sector).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Which of these factors is usually accounted for by International Credit Rating agencies to evaluate India’s credit rating?

  1. GDP growth rate
  2. Current account balance
  3. Political stability
  4. Rule of law
  5. Control of corruption
  6. Investor protection

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 9, 2021
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The coastal ecosystems of mangroves, tidal marshes, and seagrass meadows provide numerous benefits and services along coasts like

  1. Protection from storms and sea level rise
  2. Regulation of coastal water quality
  3. Provision of habitat for commercially important fisheries
  4. Food security for many coastal communities
  5. Sequester and store coastal blue carbon from the atmosphere

Select the correct answer code:

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India has partial capital account convertibility. This implies that

  1. Private foreign denominated debt needs to be met by either private export earnings or India’s forex reserves.
  2. India will have a negative sovereign credit rating.

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Consider the following statements regarding Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification 2011.

  1. The CRZ notification 2011 declared that the coastal stretches of the country and India’s territorial waters, including Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands, as Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ).
  2. It restricted the setting up and expansion of any industry and manufacture or handling or storage or disposal of hazardous substances in Coastal Regulation Zone areas.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding 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. These Sattras were established as centres of religious, social and cultural reforms.
  3. During the Ahom reign, most of the Sattras across Assam were destroyed.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Government Bond yields in India depend on account of various factors. These include:

  1. Inflation and interest rates in the economy
  2. Sovereign rating
  3. Government borrowing
  4. Global liquidity
  5. Geopolitical developments

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 10, 2021
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Consider the following statements regarding Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

  1. TRAI regulates telecom services, including fixation/revision of tariffs for telecom services.
  2. One of the objectives of TRAI is to provide a fair and transparent policy environment promoting a level playing field amongst players and facilitating fair competition.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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Sovereign credit ratings can significantly affect which of the following in the Indian Economy?

  1. Bond Yields
  2. Stock market returns
  3. Foreign direct investment (FDI)
  4. Own-country exchange rates

Select the correct answer code:

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Arrange the following Islands from North to South

  1. Takeshima Island
  2. Kuril Island
  3. Senkaku Island

Select the correct answer code:

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Consider the following statements regarding Simlipal forest reserve.

  1. Simlipal is both a national park and a tiger reserve.
  2. It lies in the western end of the eastern ghats in Odisha.
  3. It is part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding Government Bond Yields.

  1. A rise in bond yields means interest rates in the monetary system have fallen, and the returns for investors who invested in bonds and govt securities have declined.
  2. Bond yields are directly proportional to equity returns.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 11, 2021
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Consider the following statements.

  1. In India during 1998-2020, all sovereign credit ratings upgrades occurred in years that witnessed lower fiscal deficit as compared to the previous year.
  2. In India during 1998-2020, there is no clear pattern between changes in GDP growth (at constant 2011-12 prices) and sovereign credit rating changes.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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When coal is burned, it releases a number of airborne toxins and pollutants like

  1. Mercury
  2. Lead
  3. Sulfur dioxide
  4. Nitrogen oxides

Select the correct answer code:

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Consider the following stages of Coal formation.

  1. Peat deposits
  2. Bituminous coal
  3. Lignite
  4. Anthracite coal

Arrange the above in chronological order

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Consider the following statements regarding Coal Bed Methane (CBM).

  1. Coal Bed Methane (CBM) is an unconventional source of natural gas that can be used for power generation and running internal combustion engines
  2. Coal bed methane forms at the same time coal forms.
  3. The extraction of coal bed methane is similar to the extraction of shale gas.
  4. Ministry of Coal is the administrative Ministry for development of CBM in the country.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements.

  1. India is prone to heat waves conditions, which is declared when the maximum temperatures rise over 10 degrees from normal recorded at a location.
  2. Heatwaves are common along the Core Heatwave Zone (CHZ) areas which covers Vidarbha in Maharashtra, parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
  3. La Nina favours cooler than normal temperatures and it is the only dominating factor affecting the temperature of a place during summer months.

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 12, 2021
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Consider the following statements regarding Carbon offsetting.

  1. Carbon offsetting allows a country to help reach its own emissions reduction targets by funding emission reductions in another country.
  2. The United Nation’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) set up under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol is first major Carbon offsetting scheme.
  3. Carbon offsets can be bought by individuals, companies or countries.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Zombie firms, sometimes seen in news implies

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Consider the following statements.

  1. The “inner-line permit” (ILP) system restricts movement in areas close to the border for everyone other than those with a formal permission.
  2. Uttarakhand shares border with China and Nepal.
  3. Uttarakhand does not have any ILP system.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Bamiyan, sometimes in news is located in

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Consider the following statements regarding Project-75 I.

  1. Six Scorpene class of submarines are being built under Project-75 I by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai.
  2. INS Karanj is the first submarine under Project-75 I commissioned into the Indian Navy.
  3. The technology for these submarines were developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 13, 2021
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Consider the following statements.

  1. National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) provides a legal basis for the public distribution system (PDS).
  2. Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP) that recommend minimum support price (MSP) is a statutory body set up through an Act of Parliament.
  3. Sugar cane pricing is governed by the Sugarcane (Control) Order, 1966 issued under the Essential Commodities Act.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Which of the following are the reasons that can be attributed to the frequent landslides and debris avalanches in Himalayan region?

  1. The Himalayas are tectonically stable.
  2. They are mostly made up of sedimentary rocks and unconsolidated deposits.
  3. The slopes are very steep.

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Consider the following statements regarding Fiscal Deficit.

  1. Fiscal deficit is reflective of the total borrowing requirements of the Government.
  2. A higher fiscal deficit can lead to higher interest rates in the economy.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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Consider the following statements.

  1. India has consistently improved in its Global Innovation Index (GII) Performance from 2015 to 2020.
  2. 2The government sector contribution in India’s gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD) is lower than business sector’s contribution.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding Ever-greening of Loans.

  1.  Ever-greening loans is lending a new loan to a borrower on the verge of default, near the repayment date of an existing loan, to facilitate its repayment.
  2. Banks are required to disclose them like they disclose the restructurings of loans.

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 15, 2021
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Consider the following statements regarding Essential Commodities Act.

  1. The Essential Commodities Act is an act of Parliament of India which was established to ensure the delivery of certain commodities or products, the supply of which if obstructed owing to hoarding or blackmarketing would affect the normal life of the people.
  2. The states can include new commodities as and when the need arises, and only the centre can take them off the list once the situation improves.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).

  1. NDRF is located in the “Public Accounts” of Government of India under “Reserve Funds not bearing interest”.
  2. The relief activities for all the calamities are monitored by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  3. NDRF amount can be spent only towards meeting the expenses for emergency response, relief and rehabilitation.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Participatory Notes commonly known as P-Notes are one of the instruments of foreign investment. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. These are financial instruments used by overseas investors that are not registered with the SEBI to invest in Indian securities.
  2. The investors enjoy the voting rights in relation to shares invested through the P – Notes.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements regarding Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PM-JAY).

  1. PM-JAY is being used significantly for high frequency, low cost care such as dialysis and continued to be utilised without disruption even during the Covid pandemic and the lockdown.
  2. General medicine – the overwhelmingly major clinical specialty accounted for over half the claims – exhibited a V-shaped recovery after falling during the lockdown and reached pre-Covid-19 levels in December 2020.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Global Innovation Index seeks to assist economies in evaluating their innovation performance. Which of the following are the pillars of GII?

  1. Human Capital and Research
  2. Infrastructure
  3. Knowledge and Technological outputs
  4. Market Sophistication
  5. Creative outputs

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 16, 2021
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Consider the following statements regarding National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)

  1. NCDC is the apex financing organization of Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  2. NCDC is a statutory Corporation set up under an Act of Indian Parliament.
  3. NCDC carries out planning and promoting programmes for production, processing, marketing, storage, export and import of agricultural produce.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Access to “the bare necessities” are a sine qua non to live a decent life. In order to improve access to “the bare necessities,” the successive Governments have launched which of the following schemes?

  1. Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)
  2. National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP)
  3. Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY)
  4. Saubhagya
  5. Ujjwala Yojana

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Operation ‘Clean Art’, sometimes seen in news is the initiative of

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TrueNat mchines, recently seen in news can be used to test

  1. Covid-19
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. HIV

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Consider the following statements.

  1. It requires presidential assent for states notifying changes to OBC categories.
  2. According to Indra Sawhney judgement, under no circumstances the Centre can exceed 50 percent limit on reservations.
  3. Article 16 of the Constitution deals with equality of opportunity in public employment.

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 17, 2021
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Which of the following services generally use encryption to secure data transmission?

  1. Payment gateways
  2. Messaging services
  3. Wireless microphones and Bluetooth devices

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Lithium Triangle is a region rich in lithium reserves around the borders of

  1. Venezuela
  2. Bolivia
  3. Brazil
  4. Chile
  5. Argentina

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Consider the following statements regarding International Court of Justice.

  1. ICJ acts as an appeal court for any international tribunal.
  2. The judgements of the ICJ are final and without appeal.
  3. UN Security Council can enforce ICJ rulings.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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Consider the following statements.

  1. Delhi’s current status as a Union Territory with a Legislative Assembly was included in the original Constitution.
  2. The status, powers and functions of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi is similar to that of a Governor of a State.
  3. The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi have the power to refer any matter, over which there is a disagreement with the elected government, to the President.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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The ocean has several micronutrients like nitrates, sulphates and silicates, minerals like iron ore and zinc, and trace metals like cadmium or copper. Trace metals are supplied to oceans via

  1. Continental run-offs
  2. Atmospheric deposition
  3. Hydrothermal activities
  4. Continental shelf interaction

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – March 18, 2021
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Which of the following is/are examples of natural nanomaterials, i.e. those which occur naturally in the world?

  1. Haemoglobin in our blood
  2. Particles in volcanic ash
  3. Nano-structures that give colour to peacock’s feathers
  4. Exhaust from fossil fuel burning engines

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Global Risks Report, 2021 is released by

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Arrange the following sectors that are considered to calculate Index of industrial production (IIP) in the decreasing order of their weights.

  1. Mining
  2. Electricity
  3. Manufacturing

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Which of the following African countries border Indian Ocean?

  1. Ethiopia
  2. Kenya
  3. Somalia
  4. Zambia

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Trace metals like cadmium or copper are essential for ocean productivity. Studying the interactions of trace metals and marine plant and animal life help to

  1. Understand the nutrient cycling and productivity of the oceans
  2. Track the movement of water masses responsible for ocean circulation
  3. Study the biological, geochemical and ecosystem processes and food web analyses in the oceans.

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