1. Which of the following is true about Yakshagana?
Yakshagana is the traditional dance-drama of Karnataka state. It is a temple art form that depicts stories from epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagvatpurana, etc. It is recited in Kannada, Malayalam as well as Tulu language. Usually, men portray both male and female characters. But, recently, female artists have been seen performing both male and female roles.
Recently, a trust named Yakshavahini has made more than 900 scripts of Yakshagana digitized and is freely available online.
Hence, the correct answer is A.
2. Consider the following statements regarding Finance Bill:
Which of the above given statements is/are correct?
Recently, Finance Bill 2020 has been passed by the Lok Sabha without any debate. A Finance Bill is a bill that deals with matters related to finances i.e. taxes, government expenditure, borrowings, etc. Article 110, 117 (1) and 117 (3) deals with Finance Bill. A money Bill mentioned under Article 110 is also a Finance Bill. All Money Bills are Finance Bills but only those Finance Bills are money bills which contain the matters mentioned in Article 110. Therefore, Statement 1 is incorrect.
Both the money bill and finance bill can be introduced in Lok Sabha only and that too on the recommendation of the President. Therefore, Statement 2 is correct.
A Finance Bill, unlike Money Bill, can be rejected or amended by the Rajya Sabha. Therefore, Statement 3 is correct.
Hence, the correct answer is C.
3. Which of the following is true about Tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis is a deadly disease which is caused due to mycobacterium tuberculosis. It spreads from person to person through air when people infected with TB sneeze, cough or spit and the germs spread in the air.
Every year World TB Day is celebrated on 24th March to raise awareness about the consequences of TB and the measures taken to eliminate it. India has set a target to end TB by 2025, five years ahead of global target. WHO launched a joint initiative with Global Fund and Stop TB Partnership -“Find. Treat.All. #EndTB”
Hence, the correct answer is D.
4. Which of the following implements the National Supercomputing Mission?
National Supercomputing Mission is jointly implemented by the Department of Science and Technology and Department of Electronics and Information Technology. The mission aims to empower national academic and R&D institutions by installing supercomputing grid with more than 70 high performance computing facilities.
Three more supercomputers will be installed in IIT Kanpur, J N Centre for Advance Scientific Research, Bengaluru and IIT-Hyderabad. The first supercomputer ‘Param Shivay’ was installed in IT-BHU and similar systems like Param Shakti and Param Brahma were installed at IIT-Kharagpur and IISER, Pune respectively.
Hence, the correct answer is D.
5. Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti, is an initiative of which of the following ministries?
Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti is an initiative of Ministry of Defence that was launched in 2018. It aims to create greater intellectual property in Defence Production Ecosystem. The Directorate General of Quality Assurance coordinates and implements this programme.
Hence, B is the correct answer.