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CSAT – IAS : General Studies Prelim 2011 – Current Affairs Notes ( January – February )

May 20, 2011

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CSAT – IAS : General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – NATIONAL News

April 13, 2011

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Current Affairs Notes : Part I : NATIONAL NEWS

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QUIZ QC 27: Current Affairs and General Knowledge – IAS General Studies Prelim 2009

November 16, 2008

 

1. Consider the following statements:

 1. Russia , United State , the European Space Agency , Japan and China have sent a total of 67 spacecraft to the moon.

 2. Chandrayaan-1 is the 68th moon mission, both manned and unmanned.

 3. The first country to send a spacecraft to the orbit the moon was the USSR IN 1959.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a). Only 1 and 2                                b). Only 2 and 3

 c). both 3 and 1                                d).  1, 2 and 3

 

4. According to the Global Gender Gap 2008 Report, Select the correct sequence of countries ranking in the descending order:

a). Norway , Finland , Sweden, Iceland                     

b). Sweden , Norway , Finland , Iceland

c). Finland , Norway , Sweden , Iceland                    

d). Finland , Sweden , Norway , Iceland  

 

9. Consider the following statement regarding Shourya missile which was recently tested successfully at Chandipur-on-sea, Balasore, Orissa. 

     1. The Shaurya missile is a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

     2.  A. K. Chakrabarti is the Director of Sourya Missile’s Programme.

     3.   The missile had high manoeuvrability. So it could not be easily detected by the enemy.

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a). Only 1 and 2                          b). Only 2 and 3

 c). both 3 and 1                          d).  1, 2 and 3

 

20. Moon Impact Probe (MIP) impacted the Moon’s surface at a speed of 1.6 km per minute , landed on its target which among of the following crater on the south pole of the moon?

a). Shoemaker crater                  b). Sverdrup Crater

c). Faustini crater                        d). Shackleton crater

 

23. Who is among members of a high level panel of economists appointed by U.N. General Assembly President Miguel d’ Escoto to suggest measures deal with the current economic crisis ?

a). Y V Reddy                             b). C. Rangarajan

c). Amartya Sen                         d). Raghuram Rajan

 

25. Consider the following statement regarding G-20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy, which is being held in Washington on November 14 and 15.

1. The summit expressed the need to advance the reform of the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, so that they adequately reflect the changing economic weights in the world economy.

2. The G-20 meet consists of 20 economies, which together comprise of 80% of the world’s trade and have two-thirds of the world population.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

   a). Only 1                                    b). Only 2

   c). both 1 and 2                          d). Neither 1 nor 2

 

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IAS General Studies – Articles: Down to Earth : from 31st July to 15 August

August 21, 2007

India must focus on rainfed farming

Farmers in rainfed areas live in uncertainty. They are dependent on the monsoons for decent crop yeilds, and have no access to irrigation. Moreover, state support is hard to come by. To make matters worse, policies and markets favour water intensive crops like wheat and paddy, forcing farmers in rainfed areas to switch to these. With foodgrain production stagnating in irrigated zones, rainfed areas now need to be the centre of India‘s agricultural revival.

Will Greenpeace be banned in Orissa? 

will Greenpeace be banned in Orissa over its report on the ‘controversial’ Dhamra port project? Likely, if the state government has the final say. The issue was discussed in the state assembly on July 14, with the state commerce and transport minister Jainarayan Misra stressing the ban.

Punjab‘s depleting groundwater stagnates agricultural growthBIDISHA KUMAR 

The move comes at a time when agriculture in Punjab is facing its worst spell since 1970. Last year, the state recorded 1.86 per cent growth in farming. Moreover, groundwater resources in the state have taken a sharp dip. In a desperate move to arrest the falling water table, the state electricity board restricted power supply to the farmers

US to revise air quality standards for ozone  

The us Environmental Protection Agency (epa) has proposed to revise the national ambient air quality standards for ozone for the first time since 1997. The proposal recommends an ozone standard within a range of 0.07-0.075 ppm (parts per million). At the same time, it has asked for comments on a range of alternative levels of standards between 0.06 ppm and 0.08 ppm (the current standards). Although the proposed level is tighter than the existing level, it has drawn criticism from environmental and health groups.

Courtesy : Down to Earth ~ www.downtoearth.org.in

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

August 2, 2007

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Preamble

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in cooperation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, therefore,

The General Assembly,

Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

Article 1

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Courtesy:The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Global Issues: Climate Change – Down to Earth

August 1, 2007

No firm commitment on climate change at G8 meet

SOPAN JOSHI

The group of world’s eight most powerful industrialised countries, the G8, which controls more than 60 per cent of the world’s economy, has declared it will “consider seriously” steps to deal with climate change at the 33rd annual summit of its leaders in this town on the Baltic coast. German chancellor Angela Merkel announced a breakthrough on June 7; by the time the summit declaration was released, it was obvious that she was trying to save face. The targets Merkel had proposed—that G8 countries do not let the world’s average temperature increase by more than 2°C by 2050, and for that agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions to half of 1990 levels—had not been agreed upon by G8 leaders.

Expert panel to study impact of climate change in India 

KIRTIMAN AWASTHI, ARCHITA BHATTA

The committee comes when global negotiations on climate change are at a peak, especially after the un’s Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (ipcc) working group iii report predicted that climate change would cause dire consequences in poor countries.The setting up of the expert committee also coincides with global negotiations to find measures to fight emissions post-2012 when the Kyoto Protocol expires. Under the Kyoto Protocol, industrialised countries are expected to reduce ghg emissions to 5 to 6 per cent below 1990 levels by 2012.

UK says climate change security threat, wants UNSC debate

SHYAMAL

The first-ever debate on climate change in the un Security Council evinced strong protests from developing nations. The proposal by the uk asked for a discussion on climate change in the council since it posed a security threat.uk’s foreign secretary Margaret Beckett, who chaired the 15-member body meeting on April 17, 2007, in New York, argued that climate change had the potential to cause wars and the debate needs to move from the fringe to the Security Council, the most powerful un body. “An unstable climate will exacerbate some of the core drivers of conflict—such as migratory pressures and competition for resources,” said Beckett.Drought and crop failure could intensify competition for food, water and energy while economic destruction could be comparable to the World War ii or the great depression, she added.

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