Pangong lake

Recently, Indian and Chinese armies clashed along the Pangong lake in Ladakh. Consider the following statements regarding Pangong Lake: 1. It is a landlocked lake in the Ladakh Himalayas. 2. It is part of the Indus river basin area. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 2 only C. Both … Continue reading Pangong lake


Tawny lark

This bird, found only in the arid grasslands and scrub lands of central and west-central India including Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, is known for its ability to mimic 34 other bird species. Which bird is this? a       Rose-ringed parakeet b       Common Minah c       Tawny lark d       Red-whiskered Bulbul Explanation: Solution … Continue reading Tawny lark

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY)

Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) 1.      Government of India will be paying the 8.33% Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) contribution of the employer for the new employment 2.      The scheme is applicable to an employee earning less than (and including) Rs. 15000 per month 3.      It is under the aegis … Continue reading Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY)

Serious Fraud Investigation Office

Consider the below statements with reference to Serious Fraud Investigation Office, which is often in news: 1.      It is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. 2.      The agency is a multidisciplinary organisation having experts for prosecution of white collar crimes and frauds under the companies law. 3.      It has powers to arrest … Continue reading Serious Fraud Investigation Office

PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation)

Consider the following statements with respect to PRAGATI 1.      It is aimed at addressing common man’s grievances, and simultaneously monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments 2.      It involves Digital data management, video-conferencing and geo-spatial technology Which of the following statements is/are … Continue reading PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation)