Current Affairs

Q.1 With reference to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, consider the following statements:
1.The provisions of the amendments to the Act would not apply to tribal area of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram or Tripura as included in the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution.
2.The Bill seeks to grant Indian Citizenship to persons belonging to all communities who have migrated to India after facing persecution on grounds of religion in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Q.2 Consider the following statements with reference to the National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019,
1. The Bill seeks to amend the National Institute of Design Act, 2014, which declares the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad as an institution of national importance.
2. The bill seeks to declare four National Institutes of Design in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, and Haryana as institutions of national importance.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Q.3 Consider the following statement regarding the Hornbill Festival,
1. The festival is named after the bird “Indian hornbill”, which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state’s tribes.
2. The first festival was held in 2005.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Q.4 Which of the following has been notified by the Assam government as the state aquatic animal of Assam?


Q.5 A new species of non-venomous burrowing snake named ‘Trachischium apteii’ found in the which of the following Wildlife Sanctuary?