TRICKERIES OF MONEY BILL

A Bill is said to be a Money Bill if it only contains provisions related to taxation, borrowing of money by the government, expenditure from or receipt to the Consolidated Fund of India. Bills that only contain provisions that are incidental to these matters would also be regarded as Money Bills. Article 110 of the Indian […]

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FIRST PAST THE POST SYSTEM

A first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins. This is sometimes described as winner takes all. First-past-the-post voting is a plurality voting method. FPTP is a common, but not universal, feature of electoral systems with single-member electoral divisions, and is practised in close […]

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UCT QUESTION AND ANSWER FOR ECONOMY

1.   Which of the following statements related to the Human Development Index is/are correct? 1.   It measures the social and economic development of the nations. 2.   The HDI assigns equal weight to all dimension indices such as knowledge and understanding, a long and healthy life, and an acceptable standard of living. 3.   HDI includes dimensions […]

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UCT QUESTION AND ANSWER FOR SCIENCE AND TECH

1.   Which of the following statements related to the applications of semiconductors is/are correct? 1.   Photodiodes are used for detecting optical signal in electronics devices like smoke detectors, remote controls television.SCIENCE 2.   Photovoltaic devices convert electrical energy into light.       Select the correct answer using the codes given below: (a)  1 only                       (b) 2 only […]

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UCT Question and Answer for Ecology and Environment

1.   Living organisms provide many ecological services free of cost that are responsible for maintaining ecosystem health. Which of the following can be characterized as ecosystem services? 1. Biodiversity helps in regulating and stabilizing water run-off. 2. Wetlands and forests act as water purifying systems. 3. Biodiversity helps in recycling of nutrients found in the […]

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UCT Question and Answer for History

1.   Consider the following statements about Harappan civilisation: 1.   Harappan society seems to have been divided into two sections viz.an elite class associated with citadel and rest of the society occupying the lower town. 2.   Doorways and windows mostly opened out in the main street. 3.   There is no system of strait drainage at Kalibangan. […]

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National Green India Mission

Critical Analysis of National Green India Mission

The National Green India Mission, as one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), recognizes that climate change phenomena will seriously affect and alter the distribution, type and quality of natural biological resources of the country and the associated livelihoods of the people. GIM puts “greening” in the context […]

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Unique Civil Times Snippets for April 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has named State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), which in other words mean banks that are too big to fail. Implications As per the norms, these banks will have to set aside more capital for their continued operation. RBI comes with the list every year since 2015. Inclusion in D-SIB indicates that failure of […]

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