IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 22 JUNE 2021

Recently, National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021 has been announced. Which of the statement(s) about the policy and rare diseases is/are Correct? 1) The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines rare disease as often debilitating lifelong disease or disorder with a prevalence of 1 or less, per 1000 population. 2) The policy emphasizes early screening and […]

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Want To Know The Target Marks To Crack Ias Exam!

Friends, to become an IAS officer is the dream of lakhs of IAS aspirants preparing day and night for this challenging examination. But the final success in this examination is not only the product of hard work, commitment and dedication but also of a well calibrated strategy for IAS preparation. In this context, the present […]

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IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 8 JUNE 2021

Recently, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has released State of World Population Report 2021. Which of the statement(s) about this report is/are In-Correct? 1) The title of this report is ‘My Body is My Own’.2) The report measures women’s access to bodily autonomy in terms of women’s power to make their own decisions about […]

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Want to be a chief secretary?

The recent controversy around the absence of the Chief Secretary of West Bengal in the PM’s review meeting and the consequent spurt of tussle between the Centre and the State government might have sparked your imagination about the stature and prestige of Chief Secretary. Do you know! Chief Secretary is the senior most IAS officer […]

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IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 1 JUNE 2021

Recently, excavations have been made at Rakhigarhi which is one of the sites of Indus Valley Civilization. Which of the statement(s) about this site is/are Correct? Rakhigarhi has become the largest site of Indus Valley civilization. Rakhigarhiis situated in Karnal district of Haryana State. The site has been declared as one of the 10 endangered […]

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IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 25 MAY 2021

Q. Recently Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) is to be executed. Which of the statement(s) about this project is/are Correct. 1) Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have signed an agreement to implement this project.2) Under KBLP, water from the Ken River will be diverted to the Betwa River.3) Ken and Betwa rivers are tributaries of the […]

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Never Attempt This in Your IAS Preparation!

Friends do you know? How does it become more challenging and difficult to crack IAS examination even to college or university topers and other extremely hardworking IAS aspirants? It is because of faulty approach andill-conceived half-backed strategy which makes this exam more challenging, difficult and even impossible to crack to most civil serveries aspirants. If […]

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IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 18 MAY 2021

Which of the following statement(s) about Methylobacterium Ajmalii is/are correct. 1) This is one of the four species of bacteria which have been discovered on board the International Space Station (ISS)2) It has been named after Indian scientist SeyedAjmal Khan.3) It is a rod-shaped bacteria found in ISS. These bacteria are involved in nitrogen fixation, […]

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IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 11 MAY 2021

Which of the following statement(s) about BNI a term appeared in the Economic Survey 2020-21 is/ are Correct. BNI stands for Bare Necessities Index. The Index is based on NSO Survey data. The BNI measures performance of Indian states pertaining to access to basic necessities in five dimensions. As per BNI score,Gujarat is the highest […]

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IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 04 MAY 2021

Which of the statement(s) about National Disaster Management Act is/are correct? The National Disaster Management Act was enacted in 2005. The Prime minister of India is the ex officio chairperson of National Disaster Management Authority. The Governor of the state is the chairperson of State Disaster Management Authority. Choose the correct option from the following: […]

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Interesting UPSC Facts

1.The First Indian Civil Services Exam (ICS): It is quite interesting to know that the first ICS exam was conducted on October 1, 1926, under the chairmanship of Sir Ross Barker. From 1922 onwards the ICS exam was held in India. It was conducted by the Public Service Commission of India which was the forerunner […]

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IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 20 APRIL 2021

Which of the following statements about Union Budget 2021-22 is/ are correct? The Production linked scheme (PLI) has been launched for the agriculture sector. PM Aatma Nirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, will be launched. Mega Investment Textiles Parks (MITRA) scheme has been launched Choose the correct option: A) 1 onlyB) 1 and 2 onlyC) 2 and […]

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IAS Prelims Challenge Series – 13 April 2021

Which of the statement(s) is/are true in context of Economic Survey 2020-21? Negative GDP growth rate has been registered for FY 2020-21. Agriculture sector has recorded a positive growth rate for FY 2020-21. Industrial sector and Services sector have also registered negative growth rates for FY 2020-21. Choose the correct option from the following: A. […]

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Amendments in Arms Act, 1959 and Arms Rules, 2016 notified

Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs made Amendments in the Arms Act, 1959, and Arms Rules, 2016 notified. An increase in a number of Firearms and Ammunition allowed for Shooters. Need for amendment Shooting is an important Olympic sport in India. The Indian shooters have excelled in international competitions. Keeping this in mind, the Ministry […]

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‘A Future for the World’s Children’ report

 A future for the world’s children is the first comprehensive, independent report to reposition every aspect of child health through the lens of our rapidly changing climate and other existential threats. The launch of a major new report on child health and well-being is done by an independent WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission.  About the report The report, ‘A […]

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SC urged to set up an independent tribunal to decide the merit of Anti-Defection Law

Parliament: functioning & privileges and issues arising out of these Context: Recently, the Supreme Court asked Parliament to “seriously consider amending the Constitution” so that an independent tribunal headed by a former judge could replace the Speaker as arbiter when it comes to deciding on disqualification of lawmakers under the anti-defection law. What is the […]

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NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR GENE THERAPY

Policies and guidelines related to healthcare With an aim to ensure better treatment options for ‘rare diseases’ or inherited genetic diseases the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has come up with the national guidelines for gene therapy product development and clinical trials. The idea is to promote gene therapies in India and ensure clinical […]

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Current Affairs of Art & Culture and Indian Society

Classical language In the 93rd edition of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, a resolution was passed demanding the declaration of Marathi as a ‘Classical’ language. Recent classical languages– Currently, six languages have the status of the ‘Classical’ language: Malayalam (2013), Sanskrit (2005), Tamil (declared in 2004), Odia (2014), Telugu (2008), and Kannada (2008). Guidelines […]

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IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 29 JUNE 2021

Q. Recently, the RBI has launched a Government Securities Acquisition Programme (G-SAP). Which of the statement(s) about this programme is/are In-Correct? 1) The RBI will purchase government securities under G-SAP.2) The RBI will sell and purchase government securities under G-SAP.3) The RBI will sell government securities under G-SAP. Choose the correct option: A. 1 only […]

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IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 15 JUNE 2021

Which of the following statements about the Chauri Chaura Incident is/ are Correct? 1) Chauri Chaura incident occurred on 4th February, 1922 when the protestors burnt a police station.2) The protesters were involved in boycott of foreign goods, legal, educational and administrative institutions.3) The protesters were participating in the Civil disobedience movement.4) The UP government […]

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