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1. With reference to the Fifteenth Finance Commission, consider the following 

  1. The Fifteenth Finance Commission was constituted on 27 November 2017.
  2. Its ‘Terms of Reference’ include recommending monitorable performance criteria for important national flagship programmes and examining the possibility of setting up a permanent non lapsable funding for India’s defence needs. 

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2.  Consider the following statements

  1. The 2019 “State of the Education Report for India: Children with Disabilities” has been released by INSEAD.

2.As per the report, there are fewer girls with disabilities in schools than boys with disabilities in schools.

  1. The report recommended to establish a coordinating mechanism under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for effective convergence of all education programmes of children with disabilities, ensuring specific and adequate financial allocation in education budgets to meet the learning needs of children with disabilities.

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3.   With reference to Proton Therapy, consider the following

  1. It uses protons rather than x-rays to treat cancer.
  2. At high energy, protons can destroy cancer cells. It can also be combined with x-ray radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, and/or immunotherapy.
  3. Like x-ray radiation, proton therapy is a type of external-beam radiation therapy

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4. With reference to the new Code on Wages, 2019, consider the following statements

  1. It replaces three laws — the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
  2. It aims to simplify, rationalise and amalgamate various labour laws into three Labour Codes in line with the recommendations of third National Commission on Labour.
  3. It seeks to define the norms for fixing minimum wages that will be applicable to workers of organised and unorganised sectors, except government employees and MGNREGA workers.

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5. Consider the following statements about Orchids of India: A Pictorial Guide published by The Botanical Survey of India 

  1. It is second comprehensive census of orchids of India putting the total number of orchid species or taxa to 1,256.
  2. It highlights the high endemism of orchid species is recorded from Assam and the Western Ghats have highest number of orchids.
  3. The Himalayas, North-East parts of India and Western Ghats are the hot-spots of orchids as per the census.

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6. With reference to Gharial, consider the following 

  1. Gharial were historically distributed throughout the major channels of the Indus, Ganges, Mahanadi, Brahmaputra-Meghna and possibly Irrawaddy drainages.
  2. The largest and most populous location, the protected National Chambal Sanctuary in north India
  3. Serious threats to Gharial include Agriculture & aquaculture, Energy production & mining, Biological resource use, Human intrusions & disturbance, Natural system modifications
  4. Eggs are known to be harvested as a food source and for medicinal purposes by river-dwelling local societies and thus Hunting of the species is considered a significant threat.

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7. Consider the following statements

  1. The count of tigers in India has risen to 2967, in 2018, according to the 3rd cycle of All India Tiger Estimation – 2018.
  2. Karnataka saw the highest number of tigers at 526.
  3. Chhattisgarh and Mizoram saw a decline in their tiger numbers while tiger’s numbers in Odisha remained constant.

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8. Consider the following statements about the Blue Flag program

  1. The Blue Flag program is operated under the Foundation for Environmental Education and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  2. The mission of Blue Flag is to promote sustainability in the tourism sector, through environmental education, environmental protection and other sustainable development practices contributing to the sustainable development goals
  3. Blue Flag International jury awards the national blue flag to the beach and audited by international auditors. 

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9. Consider the following statements

  1.  National Afforestation Programme (NAP) scheme is being implemented for afforestation of degraded forest lands.
  2. National Mission for a Green India (GIM) aims at improving the quality of forest/increase in forest cover, besides cross-sectoral activities on landscape basis.
  3. The fund under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) is also used in plantation activity.

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10. Consider the following statements:

The salient feature of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (PESA) are:

  1. Legislation on Panchayats shall be in conformity with the customary law, social and religious practices and traditional management practices of community resources
  2. Habitation or a group of habitations or a hamlet or a group of hamlets comprising a community and managing its affairs in accordance with traditions and customs; and shall have a separate Gram Sabha.

 

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