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National Population Register (NPR)

In order to lay the foundation for rolling out a citizens’ register across the country, the government has decided to prepare a National Population Register(NPR).Consider the following statements regarding the NPR:

  1. For the purpose of NPR, a usual resident is defined as a person who has resided in a local area for past six months or more or a person who intends to reside in that area for the next six months or more.
  2. The NPR is being prepared under provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003.Consider the following statements about the International Astronomical Union:

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Galo Tribe

Members of the Galo community in Arunachal Pradesh can recall the name of their ancestor from 20 generations ago i.e. right up to the founder of their clan. Now they have developed a Genealogical website for record-keeping, with some names hyperlinked. Consider the following statements about the community:

  1. The Galos belong to the Tani group inhabiting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, besides Tibet.
  2. Galo community has been recognized as a Scheduled Tribe in the Amendment to the Constitution (ST), Order, 1950, Part-XVIII.
  3. Popir is the main festival in Galos which is celebrated for the prosperity of the villages.

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


Saharia Tribe

Recently, the Saharia tribe miners in Madhya Pradesh have appealed to the government to treat them for silicosis rather than Tuberculosis.Consider the followindg statements regarding the Saharia tribe:

  1. The tribe is classified as one of the 75 scheduled tribes in the country classified as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups
  2. The Sahariya community considers every adult member part of a governing council which is headed by a Patel.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answrrs from the codes given below:


Panchsheel Treaty

The Chinese envoy on Friday urged India to follow the principle of peaceful co-existence as devised in the Nehruvian era under Panchsheeltreaty.Consider the following statements about the Panchsheel:

  1. Panchsheel, or the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence, were first formally enunciated in theAgreement on Trade and Intercourse between the Tibet region of China and India signed on April 29, 1955.
  2. It was unanimously adopted on 11 December 1957 by the United Nations General Assembly.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answrrs from the codes given below:


Chabahar Port

Recently, Indian Prime Minister and Iranian President met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York and discussed about the progress made on Iran’s Chabahar port. Consider the following Statements about the Chabahar port:

  1. It is located in the Persian Gulf on the south-eastern coast of Iran.
  2. It will serve an important connectivity to multi-mode North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC) project.

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


South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Recently, both India and Pakistan boycotted each other’s statements at a meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Foreign Ministers held in New York. Consider the following statements about the SAARC:

  1. SAARC) was established with the signing of the SAARC Charter in Kathmandu in December 1985.
  2. It comprises of nine Member States: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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


Mangalyaan Mission

Recently, the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)-Mangalyaan completed five years of orbiting the planet Mars. Consider the following statements about the Mangalyaan Mission:

  1. MOM was launched using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C-28 in November, 2012.
  2. The successful launch of MOM made India the fourth space agency to reach Mars, after Roscosmos (Russia), NASA (USA) and the European Space Agency.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign

Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign’. Consider the following statements about the campaign:

  1. It aims to improve and expand the reach of TB care services and making India TB-free India by 2024.
  2. It has three strong pillars which include clinical approach, public health component and active community participation.

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Paris Agreement

Recently, the world’s fourth largest emitter, Russia, formally adopted the Paris Agreement. Consider the following statements regarding the Paris Agreement:

  1. The Agreement came in to force on 22nd April 2016 – Earth Day – at UN Headquarters in New York.
  2. It aims to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit the global temperature increase in this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing means to limit the increase to 2 degrees.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Participatory Guarantee Scheme

Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said that the Union Agriculture Ministry’s Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS) willincentivize more farmers to grow organic food. Consider the following statements about the PGS:

  1. It is a process of certifying organic products, which ensures that their production takes place in accordance with laid-down quality standards.
  2. According to the government’s 2015 PGS manual, guiding principles of PGS in India is based in India is based on 3 pillars, viz. participatory approach, transparency and trust.

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