28.02.20 Jharkhand (JPSC) Daily Current Affairs

JHARKHAND   Jharkhand government to present budget on March 3   The JMM-Congress-RJD coalition government in Jharkhand will present the state budget for the fiscal 2020-21 in the assembly on March 3. The budget session will commence on February 28 and end on March 28, an official release said.   This will be the first full budget to be … Read more

27.02.20 Jharkhand (JPSC) Daily Current Affairs

JHARKHAND President of India to visit Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh   The President of India Ram Nath Kovind is to visit the States of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh from 28 February to 2 March 2020.    On 28th February, the President will address the first convocation of the Central University of Jharkhand in Ranchi. On 29th February, the second day, he is expected … Read more

13.02.20 Jharkhand (JPSC) Daily Current Affairs

JHARKHAND free bus rides for senior citizens, students in Jharkhand Aiming to provide a perfect “jal, jungle aur jamin ki sarkar”, the Jharkhand transport department plans to give free bus rides senior citizens and students. government will purchase buses for providing this service for which budgetary allocations have to be madediesel autos across the state … Read more

14.02.20 Jharkhand (JPSC) Daily Current Affairs

Sri Lanka’s Army Chief, Shavendra Silva blacklisted by US The United States has blacklisted Sri Lanka’s Army Chief, Shavendra Silva, for human rights violations including extrajudicial killings during the last phase of the country’s civil war in 2009 Lt. Gen. Silva is credited with leading an Army division against Tamil Tiger rebels in the final … Read more

26.02.20 Jharkhand (JPSC) Daily Current Affairs

JHARKHAND In a first, govt rolls out customised crop insurance policy   For the first time, the Centre has come out with customised crop insurance (single peril insurance cover) for states by factoring in one specific natural disaster. Such insurance will first be made available to farmers in Punjab, parts of Haryana and western Uttar … Read more

15.02.20 Jharkhand (JPSC) Daily Current Affairs

India urged Turkey to not interfere in its internal affairs Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Islamabad compared the situation in Kashmir with the Gallipoli campaign of the World War II and extended support to Pakistan. He termed India’s recent actions in Kashmir as “unilateral”. India urged Turkey to not interfere in its internal affairs … Read more

16-17.02.20 Jharkhand (JPSC) Daily Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Mohalla clinics across Jharkhand soon Mohalla clinics will be opened across the state to provide free health care to poor. Mohalla clinics will be opened keeping in mind the population of the area so that proper healthcare is provided to all. an oxygen plant has been set up at state-run MGMMCH, which will provide … Read more

25.02.20 Jharkhand (JPSC) Daily Current Affairs

JHARKHAND Jharkhand – The way forward   Recently a noble writer and thinker specified the strategy for Jharkhand Recommended Strategy for Jharkhand decision makers In view of the major issues, the following factors should be accorded importance while deciding the strategy mix for Jharkhand:   Long-Range/Perspective Plan – The State should work upon a Long … Read more

23-24.02.20 Jharkhand (JPSC) Daily Current Affairs

  INTERNATIONAL US surpasses China to become India’s top trading partner The United States has surpassed China to become India’s top trading partner. According to the Commerce Ministry data, the bilateral trade between the US and India stood at nearly 88 billion dollars in 2018-19 fiscal. During the period, India’s trade with China was at … Read more

DMPQ-What are the risk associated by peer to peer lending?

P2P lending is the popular type of crowd funding, whereby an internet platform collects small amounts of funds from individuals in a crowd to finance collectively a larger loan to individuals or businesses. Websites that facilitate peer-to-peer lending have greatly increased its adoption as an alternative method of financing.P2P lending is also known as social … Read more

DMPQ-What is PVTG? How a tribe gets the status of PVTG?

PVTGs constitute the most vulnerable section among tribals and largely reside in isolated, remote and difficult areas in small scattered hamlets. PVTG tag is given to identify the vulnerable tribes and to have specialised scheme to safeguard their cultural identity. Tag is given by Ministry of Home affairs. 75 tribal groups have been categorized by … Read more

DMPQ-Discuss the reforms brought by Lord Cornwallis.

Cornwallis’s greatest achievement in India was the reorganization of the land taxation, known as the Permanent Settlement of 1793. Agricultural land in Bengal was cultivated by a large number of small farmers, who paid rent to a group of zamindars (landowners). Under the Mughals, the government had collected taxes from the zamindars. The East India … Read more

DMPQ-What do you understand by the following term: a) Axis of Evil b) Golden crescent c) Golden triangle

Axis of evil: Axis of evil, expression used to describe the bellicose tendencies of Iran, North Korea, and Iraq in the early 21st century. The phrase was coined by Canadian-born U.S. presidential speechwriter David Frum and presidential aide Michael Gerson for use by U.S. President George W. Bush in his 2002 State of the Union address. b) Golden crescent: The Golden Crescent is a mountainous area of Iran, … Read more

DMPQ-AIR India is under severe crisis. What are the reasons for its failure although the number of passenger increased drastically in the last decade?

AIR India is facing a severe crisis and at every functional aspect the PSU is on downward side. AI has a total debt of near about 50,000 cr.  The major reasons for the failure of PSU are as follows: Less income generation in passenger revenue. This is corroborated by the audit report of CAG also. … Read more

DMPQ-Salient features of data protection bill 2019.

The Bill regulates the processing of personal data of individuals (data principals) by government and private entities (data fiduciaries) incorporated in India and abroad. Processing is allowed if the individual gives consent, or in a medical emergency, or by the State for providing benefits. • The data principal has several rights with respect to their … Read more

DMPQ-What do you mean by organic farming? What are its benefits?

Organic farming is an agricultural system that works in harmony with nature. It largely excludes the use of synthetic inputs (such as fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, feed additives etc.) and rely upon crop rotation, crop residues, animal manures, off-farm organic waste, mineral grade rock additives and biological system of nutrient mobilization and plant protection. Organic farming … Read more

DMPQ-Special status is accorded to Nagaland under article 371A. What are the different provisions of the article?

Act of parliament relating to following matters would not apply to Nagaland unless state assembly so decides: ? Religious & social practices of Nagas ? Nagas customary law & procedure ? Administration of civil or criminal justice involving decisions according to Naga customary law ? Ownership & transfer of land & its resources Special responsibility … Read more

DMPQ-What do you understand by the term Greater Nagaligam?

The purported objective of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) is the establishment of a Nagalim (Greater Nagaland), consisting of all the Naga-inhabited areas of neighbouring Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and some portions Myanmar, which it considers to be the rightful homeland of the Nagas. Slated to be an independent State, the Nagalim lies … Read more

DMPQ-Comment on the contribution of Jyoti rao phule towards Indian society.

Jyoti rao phule is considered as one of the major reformer of 19th century. His contribution towards women education, eradication of caste system, raising voice against the social evils like untouchability  etc. is unparalleled in the Modern history. Jyotirao established the first girls’ school in August 1848. Later he also opted two more school for … Read more

DMPQ-Write short note on the following: 1) Ahmadiya movement 2) Wahabi movement

  Ahmadiya Movement: This movement was founded by MirzaGhulam Ahmed in 1889. It was based on liberal principles. It described itself as the standard bearer of Mohamedan Renaissance, and based itself, like BrahmoSamaj, on the principle of Universal religion of all humanity, opposing jihad. The movement spread western liberal education among the Indian Muslims. However, … Read more

DMPQ- Write a short note on SDG India Index.

While countries around the world have been considering how to implement and measure success against the Goals, NITI Aayog has taken the lead by bringing out the SDG India Index – Baseline Report 2018, and showing how SDGs will be measured in India. NITI Aayog has constructed the SDG India Index spanning across 13 out … Read more

DMPQ-Concurrent list subjects have become the area of tension between union and state government. Comment

The Constitution provides a scheme for demarcation of powers through three ‘lists’ in the seventh schedule. The aim of the concurrent list was to ensure uniformity across the country where independently both centre and state can legislate. However, there is increasing centralization of power vis a vis Concurrent list which is axiomatic- Since 1950, the … Read more

DMPQ-Write down the difference between NBFC and Schedule commercial bank.

A Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) is a company registered under the Companies Act, 1956 engaged in the business of loans and advances, acquisition of shares/stocks/bonds/debentures/securities issued by Government or local authority or other marketable securities of a like nature, leasing, hire-purchase, insurance business, chit business but does not include any institution whose principal business is … Read more

DMPQ-Explain the science behind the goal line technology.

Goal-line technology is a technical means of instantly determining whether the whole of the ball has crossed the goal line. Camera-based: Several approved systems work with cameras that detect the ball and use software to evaluate the footage from all the cameras. In this way, the system can determine whether the whole of the ball … Read more

DMPQ-What are the salient features of Motor vehicle amendment act, 2019?

The Act seeks to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 to provide for road safety.  The Act provides for grant of licenses and permits related to motor vehicles, standards for motor vehicles, and penalties for violation of these provisions. Salient features of the act are as follows: Compensation for road accident victims:The central government will … Read more

DMPQ-Explain the concept behind the working hot spot technology.

Hot Spot is an image sensing system which makes use of infra-red cameras to find out if the batsman has nicked the ball. This technology was first introduced in cricket by a Melbourne based company, BBG Sports. Although two infrared cameras are enough, generally four infrared cameras are used to record the game continuously. The … Read more

DMPQ- Enumerate the National Initiative to combat climate change with brief explanation about each objective

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) encompasses a range of measures. It focuses on eight missions, which are as follows[2]: National Solar Mission: The NAPCC aims to promote the development and use of solar energy for power generation and other uses, with the ultimate objective of making solar competitive with fossil-based energy options. … Read more

DMPQ- Explain the following term: • Demand pull inflation • Cost Push Inflation

Demand Pull Inflation:  The term demand-pull inflation usually describes a widespread phenomenon. That is, when consumer demand outpaces the available supply of many types of consumer goods, demand-pull inflation sets in, forcing an overall increase in the cost of living.  When demand surpasses supply, higher prices are the result. This is demand-pull inflation. A low … Read more

DMPQ-Write a short note on Public accounts committee and Estimate committee.

Public Accounts Committee was introduced in 1921 after its first mention in Government of India Act, 1919 also called Montford Reforms. It is existing in Indian Constitution since then. It is one of the parliamentary committees that examine the annual audit reports of CAG which President lays before the Parliament of India. Those three reports submitted by … Read more

DMPQ- Write a short note on Extra Tropical Cyclone.

Temperate cyclones are also known as Extra-tropical cyclone where the term “Extra-tropical” signifies that this type of cyclone generally occurs outside the tropics with a latitude range between 30° and 60°. Characteristics of Temperate Cyclone (Extra-Tropical Cyclones) The Extra-Tropical Cyclones are storm systems emerging in the mid and high latitudes, away from the tropics. They … Read more

DMPQ- What do you understand by the term Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things?

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions. The term may also be applied to any machine that exhibits traits associated with a human mind such as learning and problem-solving. The ideal characteristic of artificial intelligence is its ability … Read more

DMPQ- What is the process of government budgeting in the Parliament?

According to Article 112 of the Indian Constitution, the Union Budget of a year is referred to as the Annual Financial Statement (AFS). It is a statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government in a financial year (which begins on 01 April of the current year and ends on 31 March of the following year). In addition … Read more

DMPQ- What do you mean by fiscal consolidation? What are the ways to achieve fiscal consolidation.

Fiscal Consolidation refers to the policies undertaken by Governments (national and sub-national levels) to reduce their deficits and accumulation of debt stock. Fiscal Consolidation refers to the treatment of a group of entities as one entity for taxation purposes. Simply put, the parent entity would be accountable for the entire group’s tax liabilities. Thus in simple … Read more

DMPQ- Write down the salient features of India Independence act.

The Indian Independence Act, which was based on the Mountbatten plan of June 3, was passed by the British parliament on July 5, 1947 and received royal assent or approval on July 18, 1947. Salient Features of India Independence Act, 1947 are: The partition of the Indian state and the creation of Pakistan was to … Read more

DMPQ- What are dead zones and comment on their genesis?

Dead zones are hypoxic (low-oxygen) areas in the world’s oceans and large lakes. They are caused by “excessive nutrient pollution from human activities coupled with other factors that deplete the oxygen required to support most marine life in bottom and near-bottom water. Historically, many of these sites were naturally occurring. However, in the 1970s, oceanographers … Read more

DMPQ- Write a short note on Shadow banking? What are the issues associated with shadow banking?

The term refers to the practice of banking like activities performed by non-banking finance companies, which are not subject to strict regulation. However, these institutions function as intermediaries between the investors and the borrowers, providing credit and generating liquidity in the system. Although these entities do not accept traditional demand deposits offered by banks, they … Read more

DMPQ- Right to life under article 21 scope and meaning has been increased by Judicial pronouncement to a higher level. Comment

The fundamental right under Article 21 is one of the most important rights provided under the Constitution which has been described as the heart of fundamental rights by the Apex Court in Unni Krishnans case. The objective of the fundamental right under Article 21 is to prevent encroachment upon personal liberty and deprivation of life … Read more

DMPQ- What are e cigarette? Why government recently put a blanket ban on e cigarettes?

e-Cigarettes are battery powered devices that work by heating a liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales and exhales.  The e-cigarette liquid typically contains nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerin, flavorings, and other chemicals.   Why Blanket ban: e-Cigarettes usually contain nicotine which makes product addictive. e-Cigarettes cause health hazards for youth, young adults, and pregnant women. … Read more

DMPQ- What do you understand by the term climate financing? Explain the sources of climate financing.

Climate finance refers to local, national or transnational financing—drawn from public, private and alternative sources of financing—that seeks to support mitigation and adaptation actions that will address climate change. The Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement call for financial assistance from Parties with more financial resources to those that are less endowed and more … Read more

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