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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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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IAS Prelims Challenge Series – 6 April 2021

Q. Consider the following statements about Article 35A the Constitution of India: Consider the following statements about Article 35A the Constitution of India: It was inserted by executive not by legislature. It provides certain privileges to ‘permanent residents’ of Jammu and Kashmir. It has been scrapped recently through constitutional amendment by the Indian parliament. Which […]

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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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Current Affairs of Defense and Security

Sea Guardians 2020 The sixth joint naval exercise between China and Pakistan has hosted by Pakistan. It is being held in Karachi. For the first time, the exercise has been named ‘Sea Guardians’. Operation Sankalp Indian Navy launched ‘Operation Sankalp’ in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to reassure safe passage and security […]

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