29 Sep, 2019

  • What is quantum supremacy? (FAQ) - Science and Technology
  • Bio-restoring degraded patches of Sundarbans - Environment
  • E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 (Magazine) - Environment
  • Meghalaya minor tribes fear exclusion from 6th Schedule - Polity and Governance
  • Bathukamma Festival - Art and Culture
  • Practice questions

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    MEGHALAYA MINOR TRIBES FEAR EXCLUSION FROM 6TH SCHEDULE

    Meghalaya wants to exclude “unrepresented tribes” from the provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. This has left the minor tribes of Meghalaya in state of confusion.

    • Major Tribe
    • Minor Tribe
    • Unrepresented Tribes
    • Meghalaya
    • Sixth Schedule

     

    WHAT IS QUANTUM SUPREMACY?

    Quantum supremacy implies that use of quantum computing to solve really difficult problem in second which a super computer could not.

    • Quantum computing
    • Qubits
    • Superposition
    • Entanglement
    • de-coherence
    • quantum supremacy

     

    BIO-RESTORING DEGRADED PATCHES OF SUNDARBANS

    Increasing anthropogenic activities along with natural stresses have led to massive degradation of one of India’s World Heritage Site, the Sundarbans for which researchers have started bio-restoration of forests.

    • bio-restoration
    • Sundarbans
    • lack of essential nutrients
    • Increasing anthropogenic activities
    • increasing salinity
    • decline in forest cover

     

    BLACK HOLE RIPS APART AN UNFORTUNATE STAR

    Recently scientists have captured the view of an extraordinary and chaotic cosmic event of a   star, roughly of the size of the sun being violently ripped apart by a colossal black hole.

    • Black Hole
    • Gravitational Waves
    • Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
    • NASA
    • LIGO

     

    E-WASTE MANAGEMENT RULES, 2016 (MAGAZINE)  

    India is one of the fastest growing markets for electronics and demand is projected to reach $400 billion by 2020 and India’s contribution to electronic waste is expected to touch 5 million tonnes by the same year.

    • E-Waste Management Rules
    • Salient features of 2016 Rules
    • Environmental impact
    • Extended Producers’ Responsibility
    • Historical e-waste
    • Orphaned Products
    • E-waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2018

     

    BATHUKAMMA FESTIVAL  

    Bathukamma is a colourful and vibrant festival of Telangana and celebrated by women, with flowers that grow exclusively in each region. This festival is a symbol of Telangana’s cultural identity.

    • Bathukamma
    • Telangana
    • Celebrated by women
    • Flowers
    • Saddula Batukamma
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