#1 Joint Parliamentary Sessions in India are chaired by the –
The joint sitting of the Parliament is called by the President (Article 108) and is presided over by the Speaker or, in his absence, by the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha or in his absence, the Deputy-Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
#2 The terms ‘bull’ and ‘bear’ are used in –
The terms “bear” and “bull” are often used to describe general actions and attitudes, or sentiment, either of an individual asset or the market as a whole. In contrast, a bull market is when prices are rising. Typically a move of 20% or more from a recent peak or trough triggers an ‘official’ bear or bull market.
#3 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an Inter-governmental Body established in 1989. It is concerned with –
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter–governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions. They form the basis for a co-ordinated response to these threats to the integrity of the financial system and help ensure a level playing field.
#4 What name is given to the soil brought down by the rivers?
These soils are formed by the sediments brought down by the rivers. They are also rich in chemical ingredients. The rivers deposit very fine particles of soil called alluvium in their plains during their long course of journey. Alluvial soil is also known as riverine soil because it is mainly found in the river basin.
#5 Which country is separated from Pakistan by the Durand Line?
The Durand line refers to the border betweenPakistan and Afghanistan. The Durand line came into existence on November 12, 1896, when the border which was used to separate the British and the Afghanistan territories came to life.