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The Hindu Editorial Analysis | PDF Download

Date: 27 April 2019


  • Sarita devi belongs to
  1. Cricket
  2. Javeline throw
  3. Gymnastics
  4. Boxing


  • Asian Tea Alliance, recently launched in Guizhou China has ___ Countries tea associations.
  1. 3
  2. 6
  3. 10
  4. 5


  • Phenomena directly related to AI
  1. Machine learning
  2. Big data analytics
  3. Artificial neural network
  4. Blockchain technology

(A) All

(B) None

(C) 1,2,3

(D) 1 only


  • Which of the among are vaccine preventable
  1. Malaria
  2. Measels
  3. Rotavirus diarrhoea
  4. Tetanus


(B) 2 & 3

(C) 2,3,4



  • Weddell sea & ross sea is related to
  1. Asia
  2. Europe
  3. Artic region
  4. Antarctica


  1. Penguins belong to mammalia group
  2. They are herbivorous
  3. They are native to the Southern Hemisphere
  • Choose correct

(A)1 & 2

(B) 2 & 3

(C) 3 only



  1. Rongali bihu is a harvest festival in Manipur
  2. It is celebrated in January
  • Choose correct

(A)Only 1

(B)Only 2



  • Bihu or Assamese New Year is the chief festival in the Assam state of India. It refers to a set of three different festivals: Rongali or Bohag Bihu observed in April, Kongali or Kati Bihu observed in October, and Bhogali or Magh Bihu observed in January. The Rongali Bihu is the most important of the three, celebrating the Assamese new year and the spring festival. The Bhogali Bihu or the Magh Bihu is the one that is all about food. The Kongali Bihu or the Kati Bihu is the sombre, thrifty one reflecting a season of short supplies and is an animistic festival.
  • The Rongali Bihu coincides (according to the Hindu calendar) with the Indian New Year festivals like Baisakhi, Bishu, etc. as well as with other regions of East and South-East Asia which follow the Buddhist calendar. The other two Bihu festivals every year are unique to Assamese people. Like some other Indian festivals, Bihu is associated with agriculture, and rice in particular.
  • Bohag Bihu is a sowing festival, Kati Bihu is associated with crop protection and worship of plants and crops and is an animistic form of the festival, while Bhogali Bihu is a harvest festival. Assamese celebrate the Rongali Bihu with feasts, music and dancing. Some hang brass, copper or silver pots on poles in front of their house, while children wear flower garlands then greet the new year as they pass through the rural streets.
  • The three Bihu are Assamese festivals with reverence for Krishna, cattle (Goru Bihu),elders in family, fertility and mother goddess, but the celebrations and rituals reflect influences from aborigine, southeast Asia and Sino-Tibetan cultures. In contemporary times, the Bihus are celebrated by all Assamese people irrespective of religion, caste or creed. It is also celebrated overseas by the Assamese diaspora community living worldwide.
  • The term Bihu is also used to imply Bihu dance otherwise called Bihu Naas and Bihu folk songs also called Bihu Geet.
  • Backchannels should remain open
  • Military crisis is not controlled always with design
  • No NSA level talks in Feb crisis
  • Time tested channels were blocked and more rhetorics
  • During Kargil backchannels remained open
  • This time too many countriesgot involved in negotiation
  • Even cold war rivals learnt to keep channels open
  • Responsibilities in the democracy will remain there

Scales of salary

  • Indian academic salaries are not globally competitive, even taking into account variations in living costs. In the U.S., senior academics at research universities typically earn around ₹8,970,000 and up annually, and those at top universities can earn ₹13,800,000 or more. The average salary for a fulltime academic is ₹5,037,000, with those in high demand fields in the sciences, business and others earning significantly more. In comparison, the total emoluments offered to a professor in an IIT located in one of the Indian metro cities, in accordance with the latest Pay Commission’s minimum pay scale with house rent allowance is around ₹2,640,000. China, which is also actively luring top international faculty to its research universities, is offering salaries of ₹6,900,000 or more along with additional research funding.
  • India’s brain drain affects Indian Education system and academia
  • Recent initiatives like GIAN, VAJRA, SPARC
  • Govt’s goal is of 20 % International Faculty
  • Right now 1 % of total of 5400 in IITs
  • Foreign Faculty central to IoE concept
  • IIT council recommended Tenure based Recruitment of For.Faclty
  • NRIs a big hope in this procuring
  • India’s universities need a big cultural revolution
  • The structural and practical realities of Indian universities make them generally unattractive to academic talent from abroad.
  • the current Indian higher education environment and bureaucratic and legal framework.
  • a few ‘elite’ private universities have adopted different