03 May, 2020

  • Minorities panel chief charged with sedition (Polity & Governance) (National Minority Commission, Sedition, Freedom of Speech, Case Laws)
  • an antibody test help tackle COVID-19? - FAQ (Science & Technology (RT-PCR Test - Antigen -direct test, Rapid Testing Kits - Antibodies)
  • States scrape the barrel as revenue dry up (Indian Economy) (Drying up of state taxes and revenue)
  • Documenting the last honey hunting group of Arunachal (History & Culture) (About Sherdukpen Tribe, Chi Lupo â Honey Hunter, Best Documentary Film)
  • Drug Approved for use in Emergency - Remdesivir (Science & Technology) (Remdesivir - Antiviral drug - used to treat Ebola & Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)
  • China, US, spar over Taiwan (International Relations) (Chinaâs claim on Taiwan as its province, Location of Taiwan, Water Bodies)
  • Summary for Prelims
  • Question for the day

Prelims Quiz

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    FREE SPEECH AND SEDITION IN INDIA

    Delhi Police Special Cell has registered a FIR against Delhi Minorities Commission chairman Zafarul Islam Khan on charges of sedition after he allegedly made a “provocative” Facebook post for which he later apologised.

    • National & State Minorities Commission
    • Sedition as defined in Indian Penal Code under section 124A.
    • Significance of Free speech
    • Supreme Court judgments on sedition

     

    CAN ANTIBODY TESTS HELP TACKLE COVID-19?

    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had advised States to use antibody testing for surveillance and reiterated that the focus has always been on real time RT-PCR (or real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) tests for diagnosis

    • Why RT-PCR test is very accurate?
    • Why antibody tests for COVID-19 are imperfect?

     

    IMPACT ON FINANCES OF THE STATES DUE TO COVID-19

    The recent lockdown due to COVID-19 has led to put a grinding halt on the production of Goods and services leading to lower tax collections for the Centre and State.

    • How State taxes have been Impacted?

     

    DOCUMENTING THE LAST HONEY HUNTING GROUP OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH

    Kezang D. Thongdok’s 26-­minute film Chi Lupo was adjudged the best documentary at the 10th Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 announced a week ago. The honey hunting skill of the Sherdukpen community and the associated indigenous craftsmanship will fade away with the half ­a­ dozen subjects of his film.  

    • About Sherdukpen Tribe
    • Khiksaba Festival

     

    DRUG APPROVED FOR USE IN EMERGENCY

    Remdesivir has been granted an FDA Emergency Use Authorization for emergency use on coronavirus patients.

    • About Remdesivir

     

    DISPUTE OVER PARTICIPATION OF TAIWAN AT UN    

    United States has backed participation of Taiwan at the United Nations. However, this move of US has been condemned by China as it considers Taiwan as its province and its inalienable part.

    • China, US Spar over Taiwan

     

    Comments

    Akshay Shakya 2 months ago

    Answers to last 2 questions of quiz is wrong.

    Mohamed Nisin 2 months ago

    The answers to the last two questions have been swapped I think.

     

    Maduraashri 2 months ago

    The questions were stated to choose incorrect option.So the question and answer is correct.

    Anupam Tiwari 2 months ago

     answer of last two questioion has been interchanged

     

    Rau's IAS, Delhi 2 months ago

    In the last 2 questions they are asking about INCORRECT Statements. Try again finding out the INCORRECT Statements.