DMPQ- What is cyclone? How the naming of tropical cyclone is done in Indian ocean?

A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by different names, including hurricane, tropicalstorm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone.Tropical cyclones are named to provide ease of communication between forecasters and the … Read more DMPQ- What is cyclone? How the naming of tropical cyclone is done in Indian ocean?

14-15.04.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL India to partner with Japan and UAE to set up two projects in Africa   India will build a cancer hospital in Kenya in collaboration with Japan. Also, India will partner with the UAE to set up an ICT centre(Information and Communications Technology center) in Through this partnership, India has undertaken many projects like the ambitious Pan African e-networkproject on tele-education and tele-medicine … Read more 14-15.04.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

DMPQ- Pradhan Mantri Jan vikas Karyakram.

It is restructured name of multi sectoral development Programme. It is under Ministry of Minority affairs. The restructured programme would provide better socio economic infrastructure facilities to the minority communities particularly in the field of education, health & skill development as compared to the present situation, which would further lead to lessening of the gap … Read more DMPQ- Pradhan Mantri Jan vikas Karyakram.

13.04.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL Russia has successfully tested Akademik Lomonosov   Russiahas successfully tested the world’s first floating nuclear power plant (NPP), Akademik Lomonosov. Reactors of the floating atomic block were launched in November 2018.  The tests confirmed the operational stability of the main and auxiliary equipment for the plant will be the world’s first fully commercial operational floating nuclear power … Read more 13.04.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

DMPQ- Sir creek dispute.

Sir Creek is a disputed water stream between the Sindh province of Pakistan and Gujarat state of India in the Ran of Kutch  Pakistan claims the whole water stream till India’s land borders whereas India contends that the issue should be solved as per international standards for riverine systems and hence claims half of the channel with division at the centre. The issue … Read more DMPQ- Sir creek dispute.

DMPQ- What is Finance commission? Outline the role of Finance commission?

The Finance Commission is constituted by the President under article 280 of the Constitution, mainly to give its recommendations on distribution of tax revenues between the Union and the States and amongst the States themselves. Two distinctive features of the Commission’s work involve redressing the vertical imbalances between the taxation powers and expenditure responsibilities of … Read more DMPQ- What is Finance commission? Outline the role of Finance commission?

DMPQ:What is Paid news? What are the concerns associated with Paid news?

Paid news or paid content are those articles in newspapers, magazines and the electronic media which indicate favourable conditions for the institutions that has paid for it. The news is like an advertisement but without ad tag. Issues with paid news: Serious malpractice as it deceive citizens. Payment mode violate tax laws and election spending … Read more DMPQ:What is Paid news? What are the concerns associated with Paid news?

DMPQ:US has decided to do away with relaxation on Iran’s sanctions. How it is going to affect India?

Recently Trump administration decided to do away with relaxation to major importers of Iran’s oil resource. US govt. has decided to be more proactive and want more imposition of sanctions on Iran to derail Iranian economy and eventually dis courage nuclear activity and funding to terrorist groups. This step is going to affect India as … Read more DMPQ:US has decided to do away with relaxation on Iran’s sanctions. How it is going to affect India?

DMPQ:Suggest some ways to make Judiciary more robust and transparent.

Suggestions are: Make roster system ( allocation of cases) more consultative Do away with collegium system Bring Judiciary under the scope of RTI Genuine Procedural changes to discourage the prioritisation of few high profile cases Fixation of timelines for submission by litigants Registration of petition online Uploading of signed copies of judgements at all level( … Read more DMPQ:Suggest some ways to make Judiciary more robust and transparent.

DMPQ:Write a short note on chikungunya.

Chikungunya is a viral disease (genus Alphavirus) which is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes – including Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The name chikungunya originates from a verb in the Kimakonde language, meaning ‘to become contorted’. This refers to the ‘stooped’ appearance of those suffering with joint pain. Symptoms Symptoms appear between 4 and 7 days after the … Read more DMPQ:Write a short note on chikungunya.

11.04.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

INTERNATIONAL   London becomes world’s 1st city to launch 24×7 pollution charge zone   London became the first city in the world to implement a special Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) that would charge an entry feefor older vehicles if they do not meet the emission standards. This move aims to reduce toxicair pollution and protect public health. The ULEZ will be operational … Read more 11.04.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

09.04.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand Culture : Sadani   Sadani / Sadri is a lingua franca used for inter-tribal group communication in eastern-central India. The term “Sadani” can be used in two senses. In the first, more general meaning, “Sadani” refers to the closely related linguistic varieties in Jharkhand, including forms such as Panch Parganiya, Khortha and Kurmali, … Read more 09.04.19 Jharkhand (JPSC) Current Affairs

DMPQ- Frontal Cyclones.

The systems developing in the mid and high latitude (35° latitude and 65° latitude in both hemispheres), beyond the tropics are called Frontal Cyclones or Wave Cyclones.According to polar front theory, the warm-humid air masses from the tropics meet the dry-cold air masses from the poles and thus a polar front is formed as a surface … Read more DMPQ- Frontal Cyclones.

DMPQ- Write short note on Indus water treaty.

The Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan signed on September 19, 1960. The treaty was signed by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan’s President Ayub Khan. It was brokered by the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development). According to treaty, all the water of eastern rivers( Sutlej, Beas, Ravi) … Read more DMPQ- Write short note on Indus water treaty.

DMPQ- Give an account on the ideas of Ambedkar. Do you think they are still relevant?

Ambedkar’s main ideas thrusted upon equality, social justice and perpetual improvement of the society.  He emphasis on mitigation of evils of caste system. This idea is still relevant. As caste is one of the dividing factor in India. His idea of social justice encapsulated political, economic and social democracy. Acc. To him, political dem. Without … Read more DMPQ- Give an account on the ideas of Ambedkar. Do you think they are still relevant?

DMPQ- Outline the major provisions of Person with disabilities act, 2016.

This act is a progressive tool passed by Indian parliament. The  act is in accordance with the modern liberal principles and ethos. Salient features of the act are: Disability has been defined comprehensively and no. of disability have been raised from 7 to 21.Speech and Language Disability and Specific Learning Disability have been added for … Read more DMPQ- Outline the major provisions of Person with disabilities act, 2016.

DMPQ:By his own admission, Gandhi was on a humanitarian rather than a political mission to Champaran. But Champaran changed the course of the freedom struggle.

Mahatma Gandhi’s first Satyagraha in India is being marked this April. It was undertaken in the erstwhile undivided Champaran district in northern Bihar. He went there in April, 1917 on learning about the abuses suffered by the cultivators of the district, forced into growing indigo by British planters/estate owners. ‘The Champaran tenant’, informs Gandhi, ‘was … Read more DMPQ:By his own admission, Gandhi was on a humanitarian rather than a political mission to Champaran. But Champaran changed the course of the freedom struggle.

DMPQ:Atal Innovation mission.

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) including Self-Employment and Talent Utilization (SETU) is Government of India’s endeavour to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its objective is to serve as a platform for promotion of world-class Innovation Hubs, Grand Challenges, Start-up businesses and other self-employment activities, particularly in technology driven areas. The Atal Innovation Mission shall … Read more DMPQ:Atal Innovation mission.

DMPQ:What is Belt and road initiative? Why India declined for the second time to participate in the forum?

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious effort to improve regional cooperation and connectivity on a trans-continental scale. The initiative aims to strengthen infrastructure, trade, and investment links between China and some 65 other countries that account collectively for over 30 percent of global GDP, 62 percent of population, and 75 percent of known … Read more DMPQ:What is Belt and road initiative? Why India declined for the second time to participate in the forum?

DMPQ:Project 75(I)

The Project 75I-class submarine is a follow-on of the Project 75 Kalvari-class submarine for the Indian navy. Under this project, the Indian Navy intends to acquire 6 diesel-electric submarines, which will also feature advanced Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) systems to enable them to stay submerged for longer duration and substantially increase their operational range.   … Read more DMPQ:Project 75(I)

DMPQ:Q5. Discuss following term: A) ISHAN VIKAS B) ISHAN UDAY

Ishan Vikas is coordinated by IIT, Guwahati and under the programme, selected school children from North Eastern States are brought in close contact with the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) during the vacation period to motivate them to pursue science, … Read more DMPQ:Q5. Discuss following term: A) ISHAN VIKAS B) ISHAN UDAY

DMPQ:What is Angel Tax? Discuss the controversy associated with angel tax in India?

Angel tax is a term used to refer to the income tax payable on capital raised by unlisted companies via issue of shares where the share price is seen in excess of the fair market value of the shares sold. The excess realisation is treated as income and taxed accordingly. The tax was introduced in … Read more DMPQ:What is Angel Tax? Discuss the controversy associated with angel tax in India?

DMPQ:Outline the features of the Sexual harassment of women at workplace(Prevention, Prohibition, redressal) Act.

The Government of India, in the year 2013, legislated Sexual Harassment Act. The Act incorporates guidelines issued in Vishaka case by Supreme Court of India.The Act states its objectives as prevention of violation of fundamental rights of a woman employee under article 14 (equal protection under the laws), article 15 (prohibition of discrimination on race, … Read more DMPQ:Outline the features of the Sexual harassment of women at workplace(Prevention, Prohibition, redressal) Act.

DMPQ- PARIVESH

Pro-Active and Responsive facilitation by Interactive, Virtuous and Environmental Singlewindow Hub was recently launched by the Prime Minister of India.  It is a Single-Window Integrated Environmental Management System, launched on the occasion of World Biofuel Day.  It has been designed, developed and hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC), with technical … Read more DMPQ- PARIVESH

DMPQ- Outline the features of National Mineral Policy, 2019.

It will lead to sustainable mining sector development in future.  It will address the issues of project affected persons especially those residing in tribal areas.  The new changes include the focus on make in India initiative and Gender sensitivity in terms of the vision. It also focuses on use coastal waterways and inland shipping for … Read more DMPQ- Outline the features of National Mineral Policy, 2019.

DMPQ- SATAT Initiative

SATAT initiative is aimed at providing a Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) as a developmental effort that would benefit both vehicle-users as well as farmers and entrepreneurs.  Compressed Bio-Gas plants are proposed to be set up mainly through independent entrepreneurs. CBG produced at these plants will be transported through cascades of cylinders to the … Read more DMPQ- SATAT Initiative

DMPQ- Outline the major issues in functioning of parliament.

Low productivity: Between the 1950s and the 1960s, the LokSabha used to meet for an average of 120 days in a year whereas Productivity of the 15th LokSabha has been the worst in the last fifty years Frequent disruptions: During the 15th LokSabha, frequent disruptions of Parliamentary proceedings have resulted in the LokSabha working for … Read more DMPQ- Outline the major issues in functioning of parliament.

DMPQ- National supercomputing mission.

The Mission envisages empowering national academic and R&D institutions spread over the country by installing a vast supercomputing grid comprising of more than 70 high-performance computing facilities.  These supercomputers will also be networked on the National Supercomputing grid over the National Knowledge Network (NKN). The NKN is another programme of the government which connects academic … Read more DMPQ- National supercomputing mission.

DMPQ- Differentiate the following terms: a) Hurricanes b) Cyclones c) Typhoons d) Tornadoes

Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. … Read more DMPQ- Differentiate the following terms: a) Hurricanes b) Cyclones c) Typhoons d) Tornadoes

DMPQ- What is a Trade war? What are the implications on India of the US China Trade war?

Trade war is a situation where countries restrict each other’s trade by imposing tariff or quota on imports.  US has started imposing tariffs on as much as 25 percent on $34 billion in Chinese imports.  China responded with retaliatory tariffs of 25% on US goods worth an equivalent $34 billion, including soybean, automobiles, and marine … Read more DMPQ- What is a Trade war? What are the implications on India of the US China Trade war?

DMPQ- It is imperative to raise the agricultural competitiveness of farmers with small land holdings. Outline the suggestions to improve the agricultural competitiveness.

  Promotion of commodity-based farmers’ organisations such as Small Cotton Farmers’ Estates to combine decentralised production with centralised services such as post-harvest management, value addition and marketing, for leveraging institutional support and facilitating direct farmer-consumer linkage. Improvement in implementation of Minimum Support Price (MSP). Arrangements for MSP need to be put in place for crops … Read more DMPQ- It is imperative to raise the agricultural competitiveness of farmers with small land holdings. Outline the suggestions to improve the agricultural competitiveness.

DMPQ- Independent mechanism for election of Chief election commissioner and election commissioner is need of the hour. Comment

  Election Commission of India (ECI) is a constitutional body under Article-324 vested with the responsibilities of superintendence, direction and control of conduct of elections. It consists of a Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners. Election commission independence is bedrock of our democracy. It ensures free and fair elections. But there are inherent problems with election … Read more DMPQ- Independent mechanism for election of Chief election commissioner and election commissioner is need of the hour. Comment

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