1. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has proposed to merge which Central paramilitary force with ITBP? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The home ministry has given seven proposals to the army to get the operational control of the Assam Rifles and merge it with the ITBP (which comes under the ministry). Currently, the Assam Rifles is under the administrative control of the home ministry and operational control of the army
2. Which country hosted 2019 BRICS Summit? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. 2019 BRICS summit will be held in Brazil under theme ‘BRICS: Economic Growth for an Innovative Future’.
3. In India, Every year Public Service Broadcasting Day is observed on:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
Every year 12 November is celebrated as Public Service Broadcasting Day to commemorate the first and only last live visit of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947.
4. Global Cooling Prize is supported by:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The Global Cooling Prize, an international competition to incentivize the development of a residential cooling technology that will have at least five times (5x) less climate impact than the standard Room Air Conditioning (RAC). The prize is supported by Mission Innovation, the Government of India through the Department of Science and Technology and its partner organizations namely Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and will be administered by a coalition of leading research institutes—Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), Conservation X Labs, the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), and CEPT University. About Mission Innovation: Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 23 countries and the European Union to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation. As part of the initiative, participating countries have committed to seek to double their governments’ clean energy research and development (R&D) investments over five years, while encouraging greater levels of private sector investment in transformative clean energy technologies. These additional resources will dramatically accelerate the availability of the advanced technologies that will define a future global energy mix that is clean, affordable, and reliable.
5. ISRO’s Venus mission, scheduled to launch in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
ISRO has invited proposals from the international scientific community to carry out novel experiments on its planned Venus mission, scheduled to launch in 2023. It plans to study the planet from an elliptical orbit that is closest to Venus at 500 km and 60,000 km at the farthest end. Note: Venus is often described as the “twin sister” of the Earth because of the similarities in size, mass, density, bulk composition and gravity. ISRO aims to identify important science experiments that strengthens or complements the overall science from the suite of pre-selected proposals from India on its Venus mission.
6. Which space agency is associated with NICER (Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer) telescope? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
NASA’s NICER (Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer) telescope detected a sudden spike of X Rays. The spike was caused by a massive thermo nuclear flash on the surface of a pulsar.
7. Which of the following is not one of the form in Monogenic diabetes? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
Monogenic diabetes is a group of disorders where mutation of a single gene causes diabetes. The three commonest forms of it - Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY), Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus (NDM) and Congenital Hypoglycaemia
8. ‘Samudra Shakti’ is the name of Navy Bilateral Exercise between India and:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
Samudra Shakti is a Navy Bilateral Exercise between India and Indonesia. The aim of the exercise is to strengthen bilateral relations, expand maritime co-operation, enhance interoperability and exchange best practices.
9. Which article states that every state of India shall have a High Court? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
Article 214 of constitution of India states that every state of India shall have a High Court. The Chief Justice of a High Court is appointed by President with consultation of Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the Governor of respective State, in accordance to Article 217 of Indian constitution.
10. Which organization is associated with Brown to Green Report? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The Brown to Green Report is the most comprehensive review of climate actions of G20 nations.
11. Consider following statements with respect to RCEP:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The RCEP members include 10 ASEAN members – Brunei Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam and their 6 free trade agreement partners – India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a pact that aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and intellectual property rights. India is pushing for liberalizing norms to promote services trade as the sector accounts for about 55 % of India’s GDP. India is looking for a balance trade agreement as it would cover 40% of the global GDP and over 42% of world’s population. India is pushing for liberalizing norms to promote services trade as the sector accounts for about 55 % of India’s GDP. India is looking for a balance trade agreement as it would cover 40% of the global GDP and over 42% of world’s population. Note: India already has a free trade agreement with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Japan and South Korea and it is negotiating similar pacts with Australia and New Zealand.
12. Which of the following is not correct with respect to GSLV-MKIII? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
13. The founder of Sikhism is:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the founder of Sikhism and the first Guru of Sikhs, is celebrated every year on Kartik Purnima as Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Parva or Prakashotsav or Prakash Parv. It is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism and is celebrated all over the world.
14. Dal Lake is located in:? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The Jammu and Kashmir Government will set up a 10-member committee that will declare Dal Lake, an Eco-sensitive Zone.
15. Consider following statements with respect to Monetary Policy Committee? (Kalyansir OnlineIAS.com)
The Monetary Policy Committee of India is responsible for fixing the benchmark interest rate in India. The meetings of the Monetary Policy Committee are held at least 4 times a year and it publishes its decisions after each such meeting. The committee comprises six members - three officials of the Reserve Bank of India and three external members nominated by the Government of India. They need to observe a "silent period" seven days before and after the rate decision for "utmost confidentiality". The Governor of Reserve Bank of India is the chairperson ex officio of the committee. Decisions are taken by majority with the Governor having the casting vote in case of a tie. The current mandate of the committee is to maintain 4% annual inflation until March 31, 2021 with an upper tolerance of 6% and a lower tolerance of 2%
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