Prelims 501

Match the following: List 1                                                      List 2 I. Japanese Constitution              1. Election of Rajya Sabha members J. Irish Constitution                        2. Rule of law K. British Constitution                  3. Nomination of members to Rajya Sabha L. South Africa                                  4. Procedure established by law Select the correct answer using the code given below: A.Continue reading “Prelims 501”

Prelims 984

Which of the following scene is not portrayed in the prehistoric Rock-art at Bhimbetka? A. Fishing B. Harvesting C. Dancing D. Mouser trapping Explanation : Agriculture began in Neolithic period whereas these paintings belong mainly to the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods.

Prelims 990

Consider the following statements on Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: 1. The first Meeting of the Parties (MOP1) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was held in Philippines. 2. India is a signatory to the Biosafety Protocol/Convention on Biological Diversity. 3. The Biosafety Protocol deals with genetically modified organisms. Which of the statement(s) given above is/areContinue reading “Prelims 990”

Prelim- 997

With reference to the term ‘Pesticide Treadmill’, consider the following statements: 1. It means increasing the doses of pesticides to prevent the resurgence of the earlier controlled pest. 2. It yields counterproductive results as repeated spraying increases the vulnerabilities of the farming communities to debt and poor health. 3. It involves targeted spraying on pestsContinue reading “Prelim- 997”

Prelim 998

With reference to Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA), consider the following statements? 1. The ratings have been developed jointly by TERI and Ministry of Environment and Forests. 2. GRIHA rating is mandatory for establishment of any new industrial building. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 2 onlyContinue reading “Prelim 998”


Vehicular Emission Norms under the Bharat Stage emission standards cover which of the following pollutants? 1. Carbon Monoxide (CO) 2. NOx 3. Particular Matter (PM) 4. Ozone 5. Hydrocarbon (HC) Select the correct answer using the code given below. A. 1, 2, 3 and 5 only B. 1, 3 and 4 only C. 2, 3,Continue reading “Quiz”

5 provisions under which Parliament can legislate on a subject.

There are 5 provisions under which Parliament can legislate on a subject included in state list: Article 249  if the Council of States has declared by resolution supported by not less than two thirds of the members present and voting that it is necessary or expedient in the national interest that Parliament should make lawsContinue reading “5 provisions under which Parliament can legislate on a subject.”

Zoological Survey of India

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), a premier research institution under the Ministry has completed 100 years of services to the Nation, undertaking survey, exploration and research leading to the advancement of our knowledge on the exceptionally rich faunal diversity of the country since its inception in 1916. Over the successive plan periods functions ofContinue reading “Zoological Survey of India”

Botanical Survey of India

Botanical Survey of India (BSI) is the apex research organization under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India for carrying out taxonomic and floristic studies on wild plant resources of the country. It was established in 1890 with the basic objective to explore the plant resources of country and to identifyContinue reading “Botanical Survey of India”

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) is a statutory multi-disciplinary body established under the Ministry, to combat organized wildlife crime in the country. The Bureau has its headquarters in New Delhi and five regional offices at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Jabalpur; three sub-regional offices at Guwahati, Amritsar and Cochin; and five border units at Ramanathapuram,Continue reading “Wildlife Crime Control Bureau”

Indian Parliamentary Group – Brief

The Indian Parliamentary Group is an autonomous body formed in the year 1949 in pursuance of a Motion adopted by the Constituent Assembly (Legislative) in 1948. A Member of Parliament can become a life Member of the Group on payment of life subscription of only Rs. Five Hundred. The aims and objects of the IndianContinue reading “Indian Parliamentary Group – Brief”

The position with respect to lapsing of bills

The position with respect to lapsing of bills is as follows: A bill pending in the Lok Sabha lapses (whether originating in the Lok Sabha or transmitted to it by the Rajya Sabha). A bill passed by the Lok Sabha but pending in the Rajya Sabha lapses. A bill not passed by the two HousesContinue reading “The position with respect to lapsing of bills”

Delimitation Commission

It is established by Government of India under the provisions of the Delimitation Commission Act. The main task of the commission is to redraw the boundaries of the various assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies based on a recent census. The representation from each state is not changed during this exercise. However, the numbers of SCContinue reading “Delimitation Commission”

Brief about Fly Ash

Fly ash is a fine powder which is a byproduct from burning pulverized coal in electric generation power plants. Fly ash is a pozzolan, a substance containing aluminous and siliceous material that forms cement in the presence of water. When mixed with lime and water it forms a compound similar to Portland cement. The flyContinue reading “Brief about Fly Ash”

Everything about Madhubani Painting

Madhubani which means ‘forest of honey’, is a style of folk painting old enough to find mention in some of the ancient Indian texts like the holy Ramayana. It is also known as Mithila, for its origin is said to be the Mithila region in Bihar. Traditionally, the Madhubani paintings are created using fingers andContinue reading “Everything about Madhubani Painting”