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General Studies-01


Ramanujacharya [PIB]

  • The main message from Saint Shri Ramanujacharya’s life was inclusive society, religion and philosophy.

  • He discovered manifestation of God in Human beings.He considered all devotees of God as equal.

  • When caste distinction and hierarchy were recognized as integral to society and religion , every one had accepted their position as high or low in the hierarchy,Saint Shri Ramanujacharya opposed it,in his personal life and religious teachings.

  • Vishishtadvaita  means qualified non-dualism. Ramanujacharya was the foremost proponent of the philosophy of Vishishtadvaita.

Rise in indian ocean level

  • Ocean level rise is related to the excess water which is released by global warming.

  • Ice melting and flood are major immediate impact.

  • Constant rise followed by increase in temperature level.

General Studies-02

Lokpal selection

  • Even the Law on lokpal was passed before 2 years; government hadn’t taken any step in appointment of lokpal.

  • Selection of lokpal is done by the search and select committee which includes leader of opposition.

  • Leader of opposition is the prominent member of party who secures second largest majority in lok sabha with minimum 10 % of the seat.

  • This committee include 5 persons i.e. PM, CJI, speaker, opposition leader, eminent jurist recommended by president.

General Studies-03

Tax on farm income

  • Bibek debroy who is a member of NITI aayog suggest to tax farmer of upper levels of income.

  • Tax on farmer income is state subject.

Eight core industries [PIB]

  • Eight core industries includes following list which have major role in WPI:

  1. Coal

  2.  Crude Oil

  3. Natural Gas

  4. Refinery Products (93% of Crude Throughput)

  5. Fertilizers

  6. Steel (Alloy + Non-Alloy)

  7. Cement

  8.  Electricity

Fortified food

  • Fortification of food means the process of editing food grains or biological components to make it more nutritious.

  • This ensures enhancement of the nutritional value of the food and may help in reducing malnutrition problem.

  • Governments new regulation provide guidelines of food fortification.

  • Iron deficiency led to anemia/ weakness while vitamin A deficiency will cause skin and vision problem.

  • Food standard and safety authority issued rules regarding it.

Fortified food

Great indian bustard

Scientific name: Ardeotis nigriceps

  • Found in north western indian plain with arid or semi arid region including wetland.

  • It is also found in the adjoining regions of Pakistan.
  • It is heaviest flying bird.

  • According to IUCN,It is Critically endangered .

  • It is state bird of Rajasthan.

  • Rajasthan government is planning to make breeding center to revive this species.

Water use in industry

  • Industry come under water intensive sector after agriculture.

  • The graphic presentation of the sector wise water consumption is as shown below.

Water use in industry

Blood group and heart attack

  • According to new researches, blood group can predict risks of heart attack.

  • Individuals other than O group have high risk of heart attack since they have more blood clotting components.

  • More blood clotting component make blood circulation difficult..

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Q.1 consider the following statements about ramanujacharya.Which of these is /are correct

1. He was great social reformer believed in caste annihilation

2. He believe in Vishishtadvaita

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


Correct answer: Option C


Q.2:  Which of the following events trigger ocean level rising:

1. Earth quake

2. Thunder storm

3. Global warming


A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 3 only

D. 1,2 and 3

Correct answer: Option B

Q.3 Who among the following are part of commission recommending lokpal:

1. prime minister

2. chief justice

3. speaker

4. leader of opposition


A. 1 ,2 and 4 only

B. 1 ,2 and 3 only

C.3 and 4 only

D. all of the above

Correct answer: Option D

Q.4 tax on agriculture comes under list of the ___

A. state list

B. central list

C. concurrent list

D. None of these

Correct answer: Option A

Q.5 consider the following statements about core industries:

1. crude and refinery products are weighted separately.

2. steel industry includes alloy steel only

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Correct answer: Option A




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