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Civil Services Prelims Solved Paper- Series B

1. Consider the following statements: 1.       Agricultural soils release nitrogen oxides into environment. 2.       Cattle release ammonia into environment. 3.       Poultry industry release reactive nitrogen compounds into environment Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 and 3 only B.  2 and 3 only C.  2 only D.   1, 2 and 3 ANSWER: D   2. What is common

Some Important Economic Terms

Fiscal Policy Fiscal policy pertains to public revenue (tax and non-tax sources of revenue) and Public Expenditure (Revenue Expenditure and Capital Expenditure). How and from which sources public revenue would be mobilized is one concern of the fiscal policy. The second concern how public expenditure would be allocated to different heads.

Great Chola Temples

Chola dynasty temples are mainly located around the state of Tamilnadu. The Great Chola Temples were constructed by Chola dynasty rulers. These Hindu temples were completed between early 11th and the 12th century CE. The monuments included in the UN Heritage sites are: the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Temple

The 2018 Wimbledon Championships

The 2018 Wimbledon Championships, a Grand Slam tennis tournament, took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The main tournament began on Monday, 2 July 2018 and finished on Sunday, 15 July 2018. Novak Djokovic won the Gentleman's Singles title and Angelique

Scientific Institution making in Independent India

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is India's premier nuclear research facility, headquartered in Trombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra. BARC is a multi-disciplinary research centre with extensive infrastructure for advanced research and development covering the entire spectrum of nuclear science, engineering and related areas. BARC's core mandate

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Talking about the defeated

2019 2014 DIFF. NDA 353 336 +17 UPA 90 60 +30 MGB 15 5 +10 OTHERS 84 142 -58 A thousand kudos to the BJP, party, that won Lok Sabha elections 2019 by a decisive margin! This would bring to power a stable government for the next five years, thanks to overwhelming majority that people gave to the party in a presidential sort of election in which charisma of

Fresh Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

According to the US Treasury statement (March  2019), the United States, in coordination with Canada and the European Union, has slapped new sanctions on more than a dozen Russian officials and businesses, citing Moscow's "continued aggression in Ukraine. Six Russian officials, six defence firms and two energy and construction firms were targeted, either over the seizure of

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