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#DailyQuiz Q. Consider the following statements regarding Gandhara school of art 1. It was influenced by Greco-Roman tradition. 2. It was patronized by the Kushana emperor Kanishka. 3. This school for the first time depicted Buddha as a human form
The Gandhara school of art was one of ancient India's most important schools of art which was evolved during the reign of Kushana emperor Kanishka. The Gandhara School of art arose from the fusion of these Greco-Roman and Indian ideas, as well as the influence of other foreign traditions such as those from China and Iran.
The main theme of the Gandhara School of art was Lord Buddha and the Bodhisattvas because it was closely associated with Mahayana Buddhism. As a result, it is possible to speculate that this style was Indian in concept but foreign in execution. The Bamiyan Buddha statues are an example of Gandhara style art
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Word of the Day:
Verdant

What it means?
Verdant means "green in tint or color," "green with growing plants," or "unripe in experience or judgment."

English speakers have been using verdant as a ripe synonym of green since at least the 16th century, and as a descriptive term for inexperienced or naïve people since the 19th century. (By contrast, the more experienced green has colored our language since well before the 12th century, and was first applied to inexperienced people in the 16th century.) Verdant comes from the Old French word for "green," vert, which itself is from Latin virēre, meaning "to show green growth" or "to be green." Today, vert is used in English as a word for green forest vegetation and the heraldic color green. A related word is virescent, meaning "beginning to be green."
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#DailyCA Q. “Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes” is released by which organisation?
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#DailyCA Q. “Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes” is released by which organisation?
1. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 192 Member States and Territories. India is a member of WMO.
2. It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was established after the 1873 Vienna International Meteorological Congress.
3. Established by the ratification of the WMO Convention on 23rd March 1950, WMO became the specialized agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences.'
4. WMO is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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According to the WMO Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes (1970 – 2019), there were more than 11, 000 reported disasters attributed to these hazards globally.
#DailyCSAT Q. The distance from town A to town B is five miles. C is six miles from B. Which of the following could be the maximum distance from A to C?
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Q. Consider the following statement about “Permanent Settlement”, which of the following statement(s) is/ are correct
1. British officers where appointed as zamindars.
2. It was not to be increased ever in future.
3. Objective was to increase the production from the land.
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#DailyQuiz Q. Consider the following statement about “Permanent Settlement”, which of the following statement(s) is/ are correct 1. British officers where appointed as zamindars. 2. It was not to be increased ever in future. 3. Objective was to increase the…
• Landlords or Zamindars were recognised as the owners of the land. They were given hereditary rights of succession of the lands under them.
• The Zamindars could sell or transfer the land as they wished.
• The Zamindars’ proprietorship would stay as long as he paid the fixed revenue at the said date to the government. If they failed to pay, their rights would cease to exist and the land would be auctioned off.
• The amount to be paid by the landlords was fixed. It was agreed that this would not increase in future (permanent).
• The fixed amount was 10/11th portion of the revenue for the government and 1/10th was for the Zamindar. This tax rate was way higher than the prevailing rates in England.
• The Zamindar also had to give the tenant a patta which described the area of the land given to him and the rent he had to pay the landlord.
#DailyQuiz Q. Calicos’ and ‘Chintzes’ are the terms related to
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#DailyQuiz Q. Calicos’ and ‘Chintzes’ are the terms related to
While the terms calico and chintz were used interchange-ably to describe colorful cottons, calico properly describes unglazed fabric printed with prominent flowers, birds and other representational motifs. The exhibition also includes fragments of the kinds of imported period textiles used to construct the quilts in the collection.
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Q. The establishment of ‘Payment Banks’ is being allowed in India to promote financial inclusion. Which of the following statements is/are correct in this context?
1. Mobile telephone companies and supermarket chains that are owned and controlled, by residents are eligible to be promoters of Payment Banks.
2. Payment Banks can issue both credit cards and debit cards.
3. Payment Banks cannot undertake lending activities.
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#DailyQuiz Q. The establishment of ‘Payment Banks’ is being allowed in India to promote financial inclusion. Which of the following statements is/are correct in this context? 1. Mobile telephone companies and supermarket chains that are owned and controlled…
▪️ A payments bank (Airtel Payments Bank, India Post Payments Bank, etc.) is like any other bank, but operating on a smaller or restricted scale.
▪️ Credit risk is not involved with the Payments Bank. It can carry out most banking operations but cannot advance loans or issue credit cards.
▪️ It can accept demand deposits only i.e. savings and current accounts, not time deposits.
▪️ The Payment Banks cannot set up subsidiaries to undertake non-banking financial services activities.