Budgetary policies are implemented by the
  • a)
    Finance Ministry
  • b)
    Private sector
  • c)
    Foreign sector
  • d)
    Government
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Saif Shah answered  •  47 minutes ago
The government makes agreements on budgetary policy . when it takes offices budgetary policy is determined by the government's expenditures and revenues plan and expected national and international economic development over the next four years

The total number of parallels across the globe is
a)181
b)360
c)180
d)90
more

Ram Krishna answered  •  1 hour ago
Parallel lines then you are talking about latitude. because, longitudes are not parallel to each other, they shrink towards poles. an9d no of total parallel lines is 181 90( from 1°N- 90°N) lines in northern hemisphere 90(from 1°S-90°S) lines in southern hemisphere 1( 0°)is equtorial line so, they are total 181 in numbers. 90°N and 90°S is just like a point. so, if we are talking about parallel , ... more

view all 57 answers

Is Indian Constitution is borrowed Constitution? Explain?

Ram Krishna answered  •  1 hour ago
Yes, it is a borrowed constitution. because - 1. parliamentary system and political part has taken from British constitution ( structural part of constitution i.e, GOI act, 1935) 2. philosophical part i.e, fundamental rights from american constitution, directive principles of State policy from Irish constitution 3. fundamental duties from russia and there are so many articles which are borrowed ... more

view all 4 answers

Which class of organic compounds give effervescence with NaHCO3 solution ?
  • a)
    Esters
  • b)
    Alcohols
  • c)
    Carboxylic acids
  • d)
    Aldehydes
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Nidhi Solanki answered  •  3 hours ago
Acectic acid (CH3COOH) gives effervescence.

It happened because there is formation of CO2 in reaction.
This reaction is:
CH3COOH + NaHCO3 ===> CH3COONa + H2O + CO2.

The lime water turns milky in the reaction.

Effervescence is basically formation of bubbles in the liquid.

The process involved is Neutralization.

Brisk effervescence
... more

Which of the following are major sources of e-waste used in the manufacturing of electronics?
1. Mercury
2. Chromium
3. Rare earth elements
4. Poly Brominated Diphenyl ethers
5. Poly Vinyl Chlorides
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • a)
    1, 2, 4 and 5 only
  • b)
    3 and 4 only
  • c)
    1, 3 and 4 only
  • d)
    1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Yashin Mohamad answered  •  4 hours ago
• All statements are correct:
E-Waste
• E-waste-connected health risks may result from direct contact with harmful materials such as lead, cadmium,chromium, mercury, brominated flame retardants or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), PVCs, etc from inhalation of toxic fumes, as well as from accumulation of chemicals in soil, water and food. In addition to its hazardous components, being processed, e-waste can give rise to a number of toxic by-products likely to affect human health.
• It is estimated that more than 50MT E-Waste is generated globally every year - A report of the United Nations predicted that by 2020, E-Waste from old computers would jump by 400% on 2007 levels in China and by 500% in India - Additionally E-Waste from discarded mobile phones would be about seven times higher than 2007 levels in China and in India 18 timers higher by 2020 - China already produces about 2.3 million tonnes of E-Waste domestically second only to the US with about 3 million tonnes .
• Rapid growth of technology, upgradation of technical innovations, and a high rate of obsolescence in the electronics industry have led to one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world which consist of end of life electrical and electronic equipment product such as refrigerator, Washing machines, Computers and Printers, Televisions, Mobiles, IPod etc.
• Many of which contain toxic materials consisting of – 
1. Ferrous & Non-ferrous Metals Plastics, Glass, Wood etc.
2. Iron & Steel -50%
3. Plastics - 21%
4. Non-ferrous metal -13%
5. Mercury, Arsenic, Lead etc.

Consider the following statements regarding reorganization of the states:
1. An Indian territory can be ceded to a foreign country by an executive action.
2. A boundary dispute settlement between India and another country does not require constitutional amendment.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • a)
    1 only
  • b)
    2 only
  • c)
    Both 1 and 2
  • d)
    Neither 1 nor 2
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Sujit Singh answered  •  4 hours ago
The Supreme Court held that the power of Parliament to diminish the area of a state (under Article 3) does not cover cession of Indian territory to a foreign country. Hence, Indian territory can be ceded to a foreign state only by amending the Constitution under Article 368. Consequently, the 9th Constitutional Amendment Act (1960) was enacted to transfer the said territory to Pakistan.
On the other hand, the Supreme Court in 1969 ruled that, settlement of a boundary dispute between India and another country does not require a constitutional amendment. It can be done by executive action as it does not involve cession of Indian Territory to a foreign country.

Consider the following statements with reference to Election System in India :
1. Elections in India are held only for the Lok Sabha and the State Legislative Assemblies.
2. Under First Past The Post (FPTP) System, a candidate who gets one vote more than another candidate is declared as the winner.
3. In Proportional Representation (PR), number of seats won by a party or group of candidates are proportionate to the number of votes received.
Which of the above statements are correct?
  • a)
    1 and 2 only
  • b)
    2 and 3 only
  • c)
    1 and 3 only
  • d)
    1, 2 and 3
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Bharat Bushan answered  •  4 hours ago
  • Statement 1 is incorrect: Elections in India are held for the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, the State Legislative Assemblies (Vidhan Sabha), Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad) and other key representatives like President, Vice-President, etc.
Supplementary notes:
Elections System in India
  • Elections are conducted as per constitutional provisions and the laws made by the Parliament.
  • Article 324 of the Indian Constitution explains the provision of the election commission in India.
  • There are two systems of election which are followed in India, i.e., First Past the Post (FPTP) system and Proportional Representation (PR)
  • The first past the post system has opted for direct elections of Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly, but for indirect elections, i.e. Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council Elections, or for the election of President and Vice President, proportional representation system is adopted.
  • Under First Past, the Post (FPTP) system, a candidate who gets one vote more than another candidate (who comes second) is declared as the winner.
  • In proportional representation, a number of seats won by a party or group of candidates are proportionate to the number of votes received.

Which of the following changes were made in the Indian Constitution by Eighty-Sixth Amendment Act, 2002?
1. Changed the subject matter of Article 21-A
2. Added a new Article 45-A in Directive Principles.
3. Added a new fundamental duty under Article 51-A 
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
  • a)
    1 and 2 only
  • b)
    2 and 3  only
  • c)
    3 only
  • d)
    1, 2 and 3
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Nafe Singh answered  •  4 hours ago
Statement 1 is incorrect: Added a new article 21-A in Fundamental Rights.
Statement 2 is incorrect: Changed the subject matter of Article 45 in Directive Principles.
Eighty-Sixth Amendment Act, 2002
  • Made elementary education a fundamental right. The newly-added Article 21-A declares that “the State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years in such manner as the State may determine”.
  • Changed the subject matter of Article 45 in Directive Principles. It now reads— “The State shall endeavour to provide early childhood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years”.
  • Added a new fundamental duty under Article 51-A which reads—“It shall be the duty of every citizen of India who is a parent or guardian to provide opportunities for education to his child or ward between the age of six and fourteen years”.

Which of the following does not come under Rapid Movements?
  • a)
    Earthflow
  • b)
    Mudflow
  • c)
    Solifluction
  • d)
    Debris Avalanche
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Saroj Bala answered  •  4 hours ago
Option (c) is correct: Solifluction is a slow movement
Supplementary notes:
Rapid Movements
  • These movements are most prevalent in humid climatic regions and occur over gentle to steep slopes.
  • Movement of water-saturated clayey or silty earth materials down low angle terraces or hillsides is known as earthflow. Quite often, the materials slump making step-like terraces and leaving arcuate scarps at their heads and an accumulation bulge at the toe. When slopes are steeper, even the bedrock, especially of soft sedimentary rocks like shale or deeply weathered igneous rock, may slide downslope.
  • Another type in this category is mudflow. In the absence of vegetation cover and with heavy rainfall, thick layers of weathered materials get saturated with water and either slowly or rapidly flows down along definite channels.
  • It looks like a stream of mud within a valley. Mudflows occur frequently on the slopes of erupting or recently erupted volcanoes.
  • Volcanic ash, dust, and other fragments turn into mud due to heavy rains and flow down as tongues or streams of mud causing great destruction to human habitations.
  • A third type is the debris avalanche, which is more characteristic of humid regions with or without vegetation cover and occurs in narrow tracks on steep slopes. This debris avalanche can be much faster than the mudflow. Debris avalanche is similar to snow avalanche.

Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan Yojana:
  1. It is a compulsory and contributory pension scheme
  2. Ministry of finance is the nodal ministry to implement the scheme
Which of the following codes below given is/are NOT correct?
  • a)
    1 only
  • b)
    2 only
  • c)
    Both 1 and 2
  • d)
    Neither 1 nor 2
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

Suman Prabha answered  •  4 hours ago
Incorrect
National Pension Scheme for Traders, Shopkeepers and Self-Employed Persons (originally proposed name was, Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan Scheme) has been launched on 12.09.2019. It is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme. The traders in the age group of 18-40 years with an annual turnover, not exceeding Rs.1.5 crore and who is not a member of EPFO/ESIC/NPS/PM-SYM or an income tax payer, can join the scheme. Under the scheme, 50% monthly contribution is payable by the beneficiary and equal matching contribution is paid by the Central Government. Subscribers, after attaining the age of 60 years, are eligible for a monthly minimum assured pension of Rs.3,000/-. As the Scheme has been launched on 12th September, 2019. It envisages a coverage of about 50 lakh enrolments under the Scheme for 2019-20. In order to achieve this, various measures including celebration of Pension Week/ Pension Saptah have been taken.  All State/UT Governments were requested for popularizing and bringing more awareness about the Scheme.  The progress of the Scheme is being reviewed regularly in the Ministry at senior level with State/UT Governments, for taking initiatives under Mission Mode. Ministry of Labour & Employment is the nodal ministry to implement the scheme.

Consider the following statements
1. Vedanga literally mean the ‘end of the vedas’.
2. They are the supplementary texts that aid in the proper recitation and understanding of the Vedas.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect ?
  • a)
    1 only
  • b)
    2 only
  • c)
    Both 1 and 2
  • d)
    Neither 1 nor 2
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

Rampal answered  •  4 hours ago
Vedanta (NOT VEDANGA) literally means the ‘end of the vedas’. They denote the last phase of vedic period. They are the supplementary texts that aid in the proper recitation and
understanding of the Vedas. However, these do not qualify as Shruti as they are considered of
human origin (not revealed by the gods) and are written in the form of Sutras.

Om Parkash asked   •  6 hours ago

Passage — 2
In a study, scientists compared the microbiomes of poorly nourished and well nourished infants and young children. Gut microbes were isolated from faecal samples of malnourished and healthy children. The microbiome was "immature" and less diverse in malnourished children compared to the better developed "mature" microbiome found in healthy children of the same age. According to some studies, the chemical composition of mother's milk has shown the presence of a modified sugar (sialylated oligosaccharides). This is not utilized by the baby for its own nutrition. However, the bacteria constituting the infant's microbiome thrive on this sugar which serves as their food. Malnourished mothers have low levels of this sugar in their milk. Consequently, the microbiomes of their infants fail to mature. That in turn, leads to malnourished babies.
Q. Which one of the following is the most logical, rational and crucial inference that can be derived from the above passage ?
... more

Fetching relevant content for you