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

Blue Halo

A recent study shows that flowering plants have evolved to produce a ‘Blue Halo’ from there petals. Which of the following statements is correct regarding the Blue Halo? a       It is invisible to humans but lure pollinating bees b       It repels the harmful insects by triggering their panic centers. c       It helps … Continue reading Blue Halo

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)