Page-11 of GKToday Archives: September, 2016

Union Cabinet gives approves Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2003 and Varistha Pension Bima Yojana, 2014

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2003 and Varistha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2014. The Cabinet also granted approval for expenditure incurred on subsidy amount released to LIC for the ..

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Union Cabinet approves Closure of Hindustan Cables Limited

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for closure of Hindustan Cables Limited (HCL), Kolkata as per the provisions of Companies Act, 1956/2013 and other relevant Acts. Besides, Cabinet also approved infusion of 4,777.05 crore rupees towards payment of salaries ..

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IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 76

A large part of global greenhouse gas emissions are attributed to the methane gas production in farming and livestock management. Which among the following practices in agriculture lead to methane emission? 1. Composting of organic waste 2. Open burning of ..

IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 75

A joint session of the Parliament can be summoned to resolve a deadlock on __: 1. Constitutional amendment bill 2. Ordinary bill 4. Money bill Select the correct option from the codes given below: [A] Only 1 & 3[B] Only ..

IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 74

A joint public service commission can be established for two or more states only if __ 1. States Assemblies pass resolution 2. Parliament makes law 3. Governors of states seek approval of President Choose the correct option from the codes ..

IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 73

A heterotroph: [A] obtains its energy from sunlight, harnessed by pigments[B] obtains its energy by oxidizing organic molecules[C] makes organic molecules from CO2[D] obtains its energy by consuming exclusively autotrophs[toggles][toggle title=”Answer”] [B] obtains its energy by oxidizing organic moleculesA heterotroph ..