Posts Tagged “ssc”

Natinal Green Tribunal

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Answer: B National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 (NGT) is an Act of the Parliament of India which enables creation of a special tribunal to handle the expeditious disposal of the cases pertaining to environmental issues.It draws inspiration from the India’s constitutional provision of Article 21, which assures the citizens of India the right to a…

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India Post Payments Bank

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Answer: D The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has been recently incorporated as a public sector company under the Department of Posts with 100% GOI equity. IPPB will offer demand deposits such as savings and current accounts up to a balance of Rs 1 Lac, digitally enabled payments and remittance services of all kinds between…

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Anasuya Sarabhai [Pioneering feminist and activist]

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Answer : A Anasuya Sarabhai (1885–1972) was a pioneer of the women’s labour movement in India. She founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association (Majoor Mahajan Sangh), India’s oldest union of textile workers, in 1920. Sarabhai was born in Ahmedabad on 11 November 1885 into the Sarabhai family, a family of industrialists and business people. Both her…

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XPRIZE Foundation

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Answer: D XPRIZE is a non-profit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity. Their Board of Trustees include James Cameron, Larry Page, Arianna Huffington, Ratan Tata among others. An XPRIZE is a highly leveraged, incentivized prize competition that pushes the limits of what’s possible to change…

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National Institutional Ranking Framework

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Answer: B The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a methodology adopted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, to rank all institutions of higher education in India. The Framework was approved by the MHRD and launched by Minister of Human Resource Development on 29 September 2015.There are separate rankings for…

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Which parameters are responsible to India’s ranking lower than its overall ranking (108/144) on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap index 2017

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Answer: D India was ranked low at 108th position out of 144 countries in Global Gender Gap Index 2017 released as part of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2017. India slipped by 21 places compared to 87th rank last year. Global Gender Gap Index The index measures gender gap as progress towards…

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Hindu rate of growth

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Answer: C The Hindu rate of growth is a term referring to the low annual growth rate of the planned economy of India before the liberalisations of 1991, which stagnated around 3.5% from 1950s to 1980s, while per capita income growth averaged 1.3%. The word “Hindu” in the term was used by some early economists…

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Constitution features borrowed from the USSR (now Russia)

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Answer: C The Indian Constitution is unique in its contents and spirit. Though borrowed from almost every constitution of the world, the constitution of India has several salient features that distinguish it from the constitutions of other countries. Many people criticised that the Indian Constitution is a bag of borrowings or is a more paper…

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Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

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Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is an apex Indian governmental body created in 1964 to address governmental corruption. It has the status of an autonomous body, free of control from any executive authority, charged with monitoring all vigilance activity under the Central Government of India, advising various authorities in central Government organizations in planning, executing, reviewing…

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Coastal Berth Scheme & Sagarmala Project

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The Ministry of Shipping has extended the period of the Coastal Berth scheme of the flagship Sagarmala Programme for three years, upto 31st March, 2020 and expanded its scope to cover capital dredging at Major Ports and preparation of DPR for coastal berth project, in Oct 2017. About the Coastal Berth Scheme: The Coastal Berth…

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Do you know what is “FASTag”

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  Answer: C FASTag is a simple to use, reloadable tag which enables automatic deduction of toll charges and lets you pass through the toll plaza without stopping for the cash transaction. FASTag is linked to a prepaid account from which the applicable toll amount is deducted. The tag employs Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology and…

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National Socialist Council of Nagaland

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  Answer: D The Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (abbreviated NSCN) is a Greater Naga Revolutionist, Christian Naga nationalist insurgent group operating mainly in Northeast India, with minor activities in northwest Myanmar (Burma) until 2012.The main goal of the organisation is to establish a sovereign Naga state, “Nagalim”,which would consist of all the areas inhabited…

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Balfour Declaration

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Answer: B The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a minority Jewish population. It read: His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will…

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Global Gender Gap index

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Answer: B The Global Gender Gap Report was first published in 2006 by the World Economic Forum. The 2016 report covers 144 major and emerging economies. The Global Gender Gap Index is an index designed to measure gender equality. The report’s Gender Gap Index ranks countries according to calculated gender gap between women and men…

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Air Mass [वायुराशि]

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  Answer: A In meteorology, an air mass is a volume of air defined by its temperature and water vapor content. Air masses cover many hundreds or thousands of square miles, and adapt to the characteristics of the surface below them. They are classified according to latitude and their continental or maritime source regions. Colder…

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Maastricht Treaty

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  Answer: D Maastricht Treaty The Maastricht Treaty (formally, the Treaty on European Union or TEU) undertaken to integrate Europe was signed on 7 February 1992 by the members of the European Community in Maastricht, Netherlands.On 9–10 December 1991, the same city hosted the European Council which drafted the treaty.Upon its entry into force on…

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Mission Indradhanush for Banks

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Answer: A Union Government has launched a seven pronged plan called Indradhanush Mission  to revamp functioning of public sector banks (PSBs).It was launched by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. Facts about Indradhanush Mission The seven shades of Indradhanush mission include appointments, de-stressing PSBs, capitalisation, empowerment, framework of accountability and governance reforms. It seeks…

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Indian vulture crisis

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Answer: C Nine species of vulture can be found living in India, but most are now in danger of extinction after a rapid and major population collapse in recent decades.As recently as the 1980s there were up to 80 million white-rumped vultures (Gyps bengalensis) in India; but today the population numbers only several thousand. The…

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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY)

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  Answer: C Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is a skill development initiative scheme of the Government of India for recognition and standardisation of skills. The aim of the pmkvy scheme is to encourage aptitude towards employable skills and to increase working efficiency of probable and existing daily wage earners, by giving monetary awards…

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Mechi River

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  Answer: C The Mechi River is a trans-boundary river flowing through Nepal and India. It is a tributary of the Mahananda River. The Mechi originates in the Mahabharat Range in Nepal. It flows through Nepal, forms the boundary between India and Nepal and then flows through the Indian state of Bihar to join the…

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T.K. Vishwanathan Committee

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Answer: C An expert committee headed by former Lok Sabha secretary general TK Viswanathan to deal with cybercrimes especially online hate speech has submitted its report to Union Home Ministry. The committee was formed after Supreme Court struck down Section 66 A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 in Shreya Singhal vs. The Union…

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