08 May, 2020

  • Water wisdom during a pandemic (Environment & Ecology) (Water Management)
  • A. Vizag gas leak claims 11 lives; over 350 hospitalized B. Toxic disaster (Editorial) (Styrene Gas) (Environment)
  • Band-like clouds seen over Sun neighbour (Space) (Binary Dwarf)
  • CSIR contributes to genome database (Bio-Technology) (Gene, Genome and Genome Sequencing)
  • Conducting elections during a pandemic (Ref-1) (Polity & Governance) (Legislative Council)
  • U.S. pat for India role in Afghanistan (Ref-2) (International Relations) (India Afghanistan)
  • Prelims Pointers
  • Question of the day (Polity & Governance)

Prelims Quiz


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    The choice of theme for the event this year, “Water and Climate Change” reflected the desire of policymakers to address the impact of climate change on the water sector. This article mentions as to at how Climate change is impacting Water systems

    • Water and Climate Change
    • Impact of climate change on water systems
    • Rise in Water Level due to warming of Oceans
    • Lengthening of Frost Free Season
    • Glacial Retreat
    • Decreased Snow Cover
    • Ocean Acidification
    • Need for Mitigational Strategy



    In a grim reminder of Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984, Styrene gas was released in Vishakhapatnam Plant of LG Chemicals. 11 People have lost their life and more than 350 are hospitalized.

    • Vishakhapatnam Plant Disaster
    • Styrene Gas
    • What happens when exposed to styrene?
    • Impact on central nervous system



    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has submitted as many as 53 genome sequences of the novel coronavirus to a global genome database, a move that may help in better understanding the virus and developing a vaccine. Genome Database.

    • CSIR has submitted 53 genome
    • Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
    • Genome
    • DNA Sequencing



    A group of international astrophysicists have identified cloud bands on the surface of Luhman 16A, one of a pair of binary brown dwarfs in the Vela constellation. They have used an idea put forth nearly two decades ago by Indian astrophysicist Sujan Sengupta, who is at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, that the light emitted by a cloudy brown dwarf, or reflected off an extrasolar planet, will be polarised. He suggested that a polarimetric technique could serve as a potential tool to probe the environment of these objects.

    • Cloud on the surface of Luhman 16A
    • Pair of Binary Dwarfs
    • Vela Constellation
    • Polarised Light
    • Polarimetric technique to probe environment of star
    • James Webb Space Telescope



    A unique situation has arisen due to Covid-19 Pandemic situation. To become an executive (CoM) it is not required to be a legislator but you have a grace period of only 6 months before which you need to be elected to either Legislative Assembly or Legislative Council.  Now that 6 months period for Maharashtra CM is about to get over in between this lockdown which made it really difficult to conduct elections.  

    • What are the Legislative Councils, and why are they important?
    • Do all states have Legislative Councils?
    • How are members of the Council elected?
    • Do Rajya Sabha and Vidhan Parishads have similar powers?


    MRITUNJAY RAI 1 year ago


    Dharmendra Kumar 1 year ago

    Enjoying the quizzes sir

    Ananya Singh 1 year ago

    8/8 - 100%

    Anjali 1 year ago

    Narayan damor 1 year ago

    Please provide option to bookmark the question as well.

    Sandeep 1 year ago

    I guess Styrene gas is inflammable. Kindly correct me if I am wrong.

    AVANEESH KUMAR 1 year ago

    Total Marks               8

    Scored                       8

    Deepak jha 1 year ago

    Rau's IAS u are doing great work aapki mehnat ko salaam hai .. jai hind ji bharat

    Vraj 1 year ago

    sir what about Bandh ( like bharat bandh)? Many articles suggested that Bandh is an illegal activity... pls clarify