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National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Consider the following statements about National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019:

  • The latest amendments will enable the NIA to additionally investigate offences related to human trafficking, counterfeit currency, manufacture or sale of prohibited arms.
  • Now NIA officers have the same power as other police officers and these extend across the country.
  • It did not have any provision to provide power to officers to investigate offences committed outside India.
  • It enables the Central government to designate session courts as special courts for such trials.
  • Select the correct answer from the codes given below.


    Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

    Consider the following given statements in context to recently released Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI):

    1. Global MPI- 2019 is released annually by the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP).
    2. It defines poor not only on the basis of income, but on other indicators, including poor health, poor quality of work and the threat of violence.
    3. According to the report, about 1.3 billion people are multi-dimensionally poor.
    4. Incidence of multidimensional poverty almost halved between 2005-06 and 2015-16, climbing down to 27.5%, indicating that the number of poor people in India fell by more than 271 million within ten years.

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


    First Indian State To Draft Water Policy

    Which of the following states has become the first Indian state to draft a water policy?


    Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-III

    Consider the following statements regarding recently launched Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-III (PMGSY-III):

    1. Under the PMGSY-III, it is proposed to consolidate 1,25,000 km road length in the States.
    2. The funds would be shared in the ratio of 60:40 between the Centre and State for all Indian States.
    3. The time period for PMGSY-III implementation will be from 2019-20 to 2025-26.
    4. It will also include through routes and major rural links that connect habitations to Gramin Agricultural Markets (GrAMs), Higher Secondary Schools and Hospitals.

    Which of the given statements above is/are correct? Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:


    Operation Thirst

    Which of the following recently launched ‘Operation Thirst’ in order to crack down selling of unauthorized Packaged Drinking Water (PDW)?


    India’s First Garbage Café

    India’s first Garbage Café has been launched in which of the following given states?


    Deeksharambh

    Recently, which among the following Ministry has launched Deeksharambh to help new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment at higher education institutions?


    Immunocontraceptive Project

    Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched a project for undertaking Immunocontraceptive Project for population management of wild animals. Consider the following statements regarding the project:

    1. The project includes four species of wild animals, viz. Elephant, Wild boar, Monkeys and Hog Deer.
    2. It will begin in Assam and then implemented in rest of the country.
    3. The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and the National Institute of Immunology (NII) will develop a protocol of immunocontraception.
    4. It is technology that uses a female animal’s immune system to build a protein around the egg that prevents it from fertilising.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Site

    Recently, which of the following sites from India has been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site?


    India’s First Garbage Café

    India’s first Garbage Café has been launched in which of the following given states?


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