1.The Madhya Pradesh state government has announced to name Gwalior-Chambal Expressway after who among the following?
A. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
B. Sushma Swaraj
C. Arun Jaitley
D. Uma Bharti
2.Who among the following has been appointed as the director-general of the Border Security Force (BSF)?
A. Kaushik khona
B. Rakesh Asthana
C. Dinesh K. Tripathi
D. Pramod Bhasin
3.Who resigned from the election commissioner?
C. Ashok lavasa
D. Dinesh K. Tripathi
4.World Humanitarian Day is observed every year on which date?
A. 10 August
B. 17 August
C. 18 August
D. 19 August
5.Who among the following has been appointed as Meghalaya Governor?
A. Satya Pal Malik
B. Pradeep Kumar Joshi
C. Arvind Joshi
D. Pradeep Saxena
6.Renowned personality Pandit Jasraj passed away recently, he was a veteran _____.
A. Flute player
B. Classical singer
C. Veena player
D. Kathak dancer
7.Consider the following statements:
1.The recent revival of the demand for two autonomous councils in Arunachal Pradesh has led to the call for bringing the entire Arunachal Pradesh under the ambit of the 6th Schedule or Article 351 (A) of the Constitution.
2.The Sixth Schedule includes 10 autonomous district councils in 4 north eastern states.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
8.Consider the following statements:
1.The Kerala government has taken control of Marthoman Jacobite Syrian Cathedral Church at Mulanthuruthy in Ernakulam district, Kerala.
2.The 500-year-old Marthaman Jacobite, built in the 12th century, has long been the subject of controversy between the Jacobite and Orthodox groups over Syrian Cathedral Church.
3.It is one of the ancient Churches in Kerala.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
On the 2nd death anniversary of the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that the Gwalior-Chambal Expressway will be named Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway.
About Gwalior-Chambal Expressway:
Rakesh Asthana (IPS Officer 1984 batch) has been appointed as the Director General of Border Security Force (BSF). S S Deswal was handed additional charge as DG of BSF since March 2020. Rakesh Asthana will hold the office till 31st July 2021. He is presently serving as Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, BCAS along with additional charge of DG, Narcotics Control Bureau.
He also served as the Special Director at the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa resigned to take up the position of vice-president at Asian Development Bank next month. Lavasa, who would have retired as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in October 2022, would be the second election commissioner to step down from the poll panel before the completion of his term.
Ashok Lavasa is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Haryana cadre (Batch 1980) and assumed charge as the Election Commissioner of India on 23rd January, 2018. He is renowned for his contribution to good governance and policy reform initiatives. He has also awarded with the International Alumnus Impact Award in 2019 from Southern Cross University, Australia.
Chief Election Commissioner of India: Sunil Arora.
President of Asian Development Bank: Masatsugu Asakawa.
World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on August 19.The day pays tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.Thousands of men and women all around the world put their lives in danger working in Humanitarian causes and do it selflessly, not for ulterior selfish motives.This year WHD comes as the world continues to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.On 19 August 2003, a bomb attack on the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq took place in which 22 people were killed brutally and among these ones was the chief humanitarian in Iraq.In 2009, the UN General Assembly announced this day as World Humanitarian Day in remembrance of the bomb attack.
Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik has been appointed as the new Governor of Meghalaya, a statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Satya Pal Malik
For a person to become governor, he should be
Termination of the Governor
The term of a Governor is for five years. However, he shall be terminated for following reasons
Legendary Indian classical vocalists, Pandit Jasraj (90 years) passed away in New Jersey, US due to cardiac arrest. He belongs to Mewati Gharanaa and his musical career spanned over eight decades.
About Pandit Jasraj
The planet is named after Pandit Jasraj
The recent revival of the demand for two autonomous councils in Arunachal Pradesh has led to the call for bringing the entire Arunachal Pradesh under the ambit of the 6th Schedule or Article 371 (A) of the Constitution.
What is the issue?
The Sixth Schedule includes 10 autonomous district councils in 4 north eastern states. They are Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura. It seeks to safeguard the rights of the tribal population by forming Autonomous District Councils.
The Article 244 and Article 275 provide these special provisions.
Composition of Autonomous Councils:
Article 371 A:
The Acts of Parliament relating to the following matters would not apply to Nagaland unless decided by the State Legislative Assembly:
Recently, the Kerala government has taken control of Marthoman Jacobite Syrian Cathedral Church at Mulanthuruthy in Ernakulam district, Kerala.The 800-year-old Marthaman Jacobite, built in the 12th century, has long been the subject of controversy between the Jacobite and Orthodox groups over Syrian Cathedral Church. Presently the Jacobite Group was operating this church. As per the decision given by the Supreme Court on 3 July 2017, this church is to be given to the Orthodox Group and the Kerala Government has taken this action as per the order of the Supreme Court.
Marthoman Jacobite Syrian Cathedral Church
Examples of Indo-Gothic style of architecture: Madras High Court, Victoria Memorial, The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (previously Victoria Terminus) etc.
Its features are as follows:
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