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YESTERDAY'S PRACTICE QUESTION Kishori Amonkar, the renowned Hindustani classical vocalist has passed away. She hailed from which Gharana? a) Kirana b) Agra c) Patiala d) Jaipur
NATIONAL Dalai Lama's Arunachal visit purely religious: Rijiju unacademy UP waives farm loans worth Rs. 36,000 China stepped up its protestLoans up to Rs. 1 lakh SIZE MATTERS Nowhere is this more evident than in the gap between incomes of big and small farmers Big land-holders earn nearly ten times more than those tilling less than hal-a-hectare land will be waived against the Dalai Lama's visit visit was "purely religious" andloans of around Rs. "China shouldn't interfere in India's internal matters Beijing considers Arunachal Pradesh its territory and has That have turned into referred to the Dalai Lama as "separatist leader Dalai Lama -to hold religious discourses in Tawang, Bomdila farmers ,etc. 6,000 crore given to seven lakh small and marginalised farmers Big Small Farmers Farmers Land Up to 1 ha1-2 ha Over 10 ha 0.24% 6% 41.388 14,447 6987 Holding Proportion | 10% | 24% 7348| 6,457 | #422| 75% non-performing assets of All Farmers Share Of 30% .Beneficiaries: 86 lakh Land Owned Income Avg Monthly Avg Investment Avg Monthly | Up to 75247| | Up to#6,020 | small and marginalised | Expenditure farmers having up to 5 acres of land will be counted as small farmers And, agompa(Buddhist place In Productive Upto 540 Up tot 540| | Up to in Productive of learning) at Nafra. Dalai Lama has visited the State on six earlier occasions, .5 acres will be categorized as Avg Savings/ Deficit Defi Savings/ I-71,5001 74697]9954 from 1983 to 2009 marginalised farmers. 5,000 centres for wheat procurement
unacademy ia York . The Comptroller and Auditor General of India will audit the UNSarin, or GB (G-series, 'B'), is a colorless, odorless liquid, used as a Secretariat in New York, a job which till now was the exclusiveIt is generally considered a weapon of mass destruction. domain of developed countries. The CAG is the external auditor of several UN organisations and India's Shashi Kant Sharma is the Chairman of the UN Board of Auditors. chemical weapon owing to its extreme potency as a nerve agent. Production and stockpiling of sarin was outlawed as of April 1997 by Schedule 1 substance. the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993, and it is classified as a Schedule 1 substances, in the sense of the Chemical Weapons Convention, are chemicals which can either be used as chemical weapons themselves or used in the manufacture of chemical weapons and which have no, or very limited, uses outside of chemical warfare. Schedule 2 chemicals have legitimate small-scale applications. Manufacture must be declared and there are restrictions on export to countries which are not CWC signatories Schedule 3 chemicals have large-scale uses apart from chemical weapons. Plants which manufacture more than 30 tonnes per year must be declared and can be inspected, and there are restrictions on export to countries which are not CWC signatories .
unacademy Doctors let to the talking A fingerprint painting, created by a group of Indian doctors as a symbolic representation to end frequent attacks against the fraternity, has found place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest such artwork. Titled "Ray of Hope", measuring 469.75 m, the painting was made up of 15 lakh finger impressions of doctors from different parts of the country, collected over a period of four months. The record title is in the name of Dr Naveen Koval, an assistant professor of Pediatrics at Kannur Medical College, Kerala, who conceptualised the work and Indian medical association. . Ecotourism anne an Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park proposed to introduce ecotourism in the mangrove forest .Where? In Karankadu . To create awareness of importance of conservation of dugong, an endangered marine mammal And, alternative livelihood to the local fishermen . Will be implemented under Tamil Nadu Biodiversity and Greening Project . Indian Life Service Federation (ILSF) - trained fishermen in boat riding and snorkeling . painted stork, open bill stork, spoonbill, white ibis, black ibis and black-winged visit here
NATIONAL unacademy ec ies found in Kera Rain may delay hatching of turtle eggs . moisture and lowering of sand temperature will affect incubation delay the hatching of eggs buried in the. sand Rain during the last phase of incubation packs porous sand over the nests air would not have reached the eggs properly- as there was less space between the sand particles After hatching, the hatchlings remain buried in the sandy nest for around 48 hrs outer shell gets slightly hard so that they can venture out into the open sea Rain during this period-Blocks oxygen supply to young hatchlings This increased pressure on them because of the tightly packed sand and moisture. a new species of long-legged, tree- dwelling crabs in Western Ghats of Kerala Kani maranjandu, after the Kani tribe in Kerala They are different from other congeners characteristic traits: structure of its hard upper shell, its male abdominal structure and reproductive parts and diagnostic elongated walking legs, which no other genus has Its an an arboreal crab. water-holding hollows in large trees n Kerala are essential for the survival of this unique species need for conservation of large trees in the degraded forest ecosystems of the Western Ghats . Rain during the last phase of incubationThey are different from other . . . . . The crab species has been named after the Kani tribe . . .
NATIONAL unacademy how and where auditors should get access to GST data continues GST Network (GSTN) nationwide electronic backbone of the tax regime auditors of the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) will require access to two different datasets(compensation for States + their revenue share) GSTN has refused to give the CAG access to its network GSTN is owned by a private company (GSTN is owned by a private company), cannot be audited by CAG) . India's GSTN structure Tax State / Centre Tax trface GSTN IT Taxpsyer Stale/Centre Pertal Incerface files GST Common Portal CAG could depute chartered accountants to audit GSTN Sit Commo Centre alabase Dse T1 Auditing will be an impossible task(at sale& manufacture point,etc) GST cpication Portal Application Interlace files .Need: GST data in a centralised location States' revenue in 2015- 16 will be used as the basis total revenue of a State total of income from sales tax, value added tax, purchase tax, central sales tax, octroi etc. Network of Bwis &R nterface file
NATIONAL unacademy Liquor drives State Highways to turn local States : re-classifying State Highways into local roads SC ban on liquor shops along National and state highways-within 500 metres Rajasthan government is one among it Kerala - may seek SC - to consider "special situation"' in the State .Similarly, the Chandigarh administration- portion of its State Highways into major district roads . administration had turned all sector-dividing roads into State Highways a few years back . now, they have de-notified the State Highways into major district road . de-notification of national highways can only be affected by the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry They can notify orde-notify the road stretch as per their own requirements. once it gets classified as a National Highway, the de-notification can only come from the Central government . Self-help groups to provide local cuisine on trains self-help groups (SHGs) to provide local cuisines in running trains through station-based e-catering service Passengers of all trains originating/stopping: can avail of the facility of SHG cooked food through e-catering Only at 10 stations including Adra, Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Mysore, Ernakulam and Vishakhapatnam private caterers provide majority of meals Railways had launched the station-based e-catering facility 2015 Why ?to widen the scope of catering options for train travellers. local cuisine scheme: to encourage self-help groups to participate in the public transporter's catering system And, to provide multiple options for passengers to avail on the train journey .